Indiana State Beekeepers

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.  For the full agenda, 2014_ISBA_Fall_Conference_Agenda

The KJudge Daneynote 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.  You do not have to be a member to attend the conference; however, you do have to be a member to vote in the elections.  To see the biographies of the candidates, click here.  If you’d like to pre-register, click here.

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.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Red Roof Inn in Greenwood for Friday night, October 24th.  Address is: 110 Sheek Road, Greenwood, IN 46143 (About a 15 minute drive)

There are two types of rooms available:
Single Queen bed $62.04  ($66.38 with tax)
Two Queen beds $71.99  (77.03 with tax)
317-887-1515  When calling to make reservations, be sure to mention that you’re with the Indiana State Beekeepers Association.  Reservations must be made prior to Oct 10th in order to be guaranteed a room at this rate.

Indiana State Fair  ColiseumLogo(YEAROF)

What a great State Fair this year and we had the opportunity to share information about Bee Awareness.  To see the article, click here.  We’d like to thank all those that volunteered at both the honey and the candle booths.  An extra thank you to Lacy and Kristy Dooley; super job ladies.

Selected News for Beekeepers

Survey to assess honeybee losses in Indiana.  READ MORE

Health Canada issues notice of intent on use of neonicotinoid pesticides in 2014. SEE MORE NEWS LINKS

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 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.