The Beekeepers of Indiana

“The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers”
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INDIANA BEE SCHOOL 2018

It is that time again when we all look forward to registering for the Bee School.  With wonderful local and national speakers, super topics, great lunch and hundreds of beekeepers that we haven’t seen since the previous year, we seem to get bigger and better and this year will be no exception.  Once again, we have a first time guest speaker for the Indiana Bee School.  Dr. Jeff Harris is from the Mississippi State University, see “Who is our Guest Speaker” on our Indiana Bee School XVI page for more information.

The new software is now in place for online registration.  You may also register via mail, click here to download the registration form and mail in the payment. If you wish to register now, click here to download the registration form and mail in the payment.

You’ll notice on the form this year, we have member and non-member prices.  All events beginning in 2018, (Indiana Bee School, Purdue Field Day and the Fall Conference) will allow members to pay a lower fee.  This was voted and passed by the TBoI board and validated that doing so we’d still be in compliance with our 501(c)(3) status.

Beginning Classes

We have brought back the beginning beekeeping classes.  Each attendee that registers for the beginning beekeeping classes will be in a single classroom all day and will receive a wrist band that is required to be worn to give them access to the classroom.


2018 Election Results

Vice-President: Jeff Dittemore
Treasurer: Debbie Seib
At-Large Directors:
Kristy Dooley
Robert Duffy
Joe Kimmel
Mike Seib
Jeanette Wiles
Jerry Zimmerman

As of the election, the membership was 1,622.  We had 104 members cast ballots which is 6.41% of our total membership.  We’d like to thank every member who took the time to vote.


New Software

The Beekeepers of Indiana began implementing a new Association Management System.  This will allow our members to track and update their information themselves, make it easier to communicate with our members, configure our events and make registration seemless for our attendees and many other uses.


SELECTED NEWS FOR BEEKEEPERS

Survey to assess honeybee losses in Indiana.  READ MORE

Position Statement of The Beekeepers of Indiana  The board of directors passed this statement on October 28, 2016  READ MORE

New publication from Greg and Glady’s Andino.  Differential gene expresssion in Varroa jacobsoni mites following a host shift to Europena honey bees (Apis mellifera)  READ MORE

Health Canada issues notice of intent on use of neonicotinoid pesticides in 2014.

SEE MORE NEWS LINKS


INDIANA QUEEN PROJECT

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


MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS OR JOIN THE BEEKEEPERS OF INDIANA

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 beekeepers.indiana@yahoo.com 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.