ISBA 2014 Fall Meeting–Saturday October 25:
The ISBA Fall Meeting will be held at Franklin Community High School. The school is located at 2600 Cumberland Drive, Franklin, IN 46131. Registration and social hour will be from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Welcome address will start at 9:00 a.m and the meeting will end about 4:00 p.m.
The Keynote speaker will be Judge Dan O’Hanlon. As you may know, Judge O’Hanlon served 25 years as a judge and retired as a four-time Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of West Virginia. Dan has been a beekeeper & queen producer in West Virginia for many decades. He is an officer in his local bee club and the founder of the West Virginia Queen Producers, an organization dedicated to supporting local queen producers. Dan led the effort to pass the first bill in the nation granting beekeepers immunity from civil liability. Dan was selected as the 2011 Beekeeper of the Year by the WV Beekeepers Association.
For directions to the school, see their website.
The registration fee, which includes a fabulous lunch provided by Country Home Catering, is $20.00 for an individual or $30 for a family.
There will be an auction with proceeds to benefit the Hoosier Honey program, a raffle and some great door prizes. If you’d like to donate something to either the auction, the raffle or for door prizes, please bring your item(s) to the meeting and check in at the registration table.
Yes, the State Fair is just around the corner and we are in need of volunteers for the booths. The fair this year will begin on Friday, August 1 and run through Sunday August 17th. If you wish to volunteer, contact Lacy Dooley at email@example.com. You will be given an entrance ticket for the day you work and remember, if you work a shift at either of the booths, your dues are paid for a year. Extra bonus, for every shift you work, your name is entered into a drawing for the bees in the observation hive. How cool is that?
Selected News for Beekeepers
ISBA Beekeeping School
If you are interested in keeping honeybees or if you are just interested in learning more about this amazing creature, this school is for you. READ MORE
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 ISBA
Have you renewed your membership yet, or, want to join? There are two simple ways to renew or sign up.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-432-9578.
For new memberships, download the ISBA Membership Form 2014 and mail your membership info and dues.
If you’d like to sign-up on-line, click here.