The Beekeepers of Indiana

“The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers”
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July 13 – 15th, 2017, University of Southern Indiana (USI) will be the host location of the 16th Annual Heartland Apicultural Society Conference.

The  conference starts Thursday July 13th thru Saturday July 15th; however, we are planning on a ‘movie night’ on Wednesday evening for those that come in a day early.  There will be three full days of breakout sessions, a queen rearing class, a children’s program, a honey show, an art show, some great speakers and many vendor booths.

Our Keynote speakers will include Dr. Ernesto Guzman a professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada, Dr. Jeff Harris an assistant professor at Mississippi State University and Judge Dan O’Hanlon who led the effort to pass a bill in West Virginia granting immunity to beekeepers, the first in the nation.

We have Question and Answer sessions with Jerry Hayes who is the honeybee lead for Monsanto’s BioDirect business unit and Seasonal Management with Dr. Larry Connor or Jim Tew, always a favorite session.  David Shenefield will share his knowledge of 40 plus years of beekeeping with sessions on Hive Inspection and commercial talks; Dave is both knowledgeable and entertaining. We are honored to have Master Beekeeper Kent Williams who can speak on any bee related topic.  Other sessions include planting for bees, top bar hives, cut outs and many, many more. 

Along with all the great bee classes, on Thursday night there will be an ice-cream social and Friday night will be a good old BBQ.  Both events will have a lot of great conversations.

You may download the registration form or register online from our website.  Information about the Art Show, How to enter your honey in the Honey Show, the agenda and discounted hotels, can be found on our website as well.


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October 27/28, 2017 will be the Fall Meeting and Conference and will held at Fourwinds Lakeside Inn and Marina.

We have arranged for special rates and they are available immediately.  For booking the rooms, you just need to call their front desk (812-824-2628) and give them the group name “Beekeepers of Indiana”, they will be happy to reserve you a room.

Room Type Rate
Deluxe Suite $259.00
Studio Suite $159.00
Lakeside King $139.00
Lakeside Double $139.00
Garden Double $119.00

Once again, lunch will be included.

Registration will open August 1.  Our guest speaker will be Roger Hoopingarner.

We will be holding a Fall Bee School again this year.  Check back for more information.


The Indiana queen project was developed to provide Indiana beekeepers with northern-bred stocks that are tolerant to tracheal and Varroa mites. This project will benefit beekeepers who adopt this as well as nearby beekeeping operations, by preventing the spread of mite-infested bees…  READ MORE


Have you renewed your membership yet, or, want to join?  There are two simple ways to renew or sign up.  You may continue to renew or sign up as instructed below until our new website is up and available.

If you are not a member, we encourage anyone who has an interest in beekeeping or related areas to join.   If you are unsure when your membership expires, contact Debbie at or call 317-432-9578.

For new memberships, download the The Beekeepers of Indiana Form and mail your membership info and dues.

If you’d like to sign-up on-line, click here.


The Beekeepers of Indiana held its fifteenth Bee School in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday February 25, 2017, at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221.  With over 1,200 people in attendance, 40 vendors and several crafters, everyone had a great time.  Look here for information on the next Bee School in 2018.