The Beekeepers of Indiana

“The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers”
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2018 Purdue Field Day, June 16

June 16th will see lots of buzzing at the Purdue Bee Lab in West Lafayette. The buzz won’t all be the honeybees as The Beekeepers of Indiana and Purdue Bee Lab host Purdue Field Day. Three sessions with 6 hand-on topics at each session will allow beekeepers at all levels to learn about what it takes to keep bees. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members and $15 for children and includes lunch. See the agenda, directions and how to preregister at

2018 Fall Conference & Workshop

Be sure to mark your calendar for our 2018 Fall Conference.  We look forward to going back to Swan Lake Resort on October 26/27, 2018.

New Name, Our Fall Conference is now called FALL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP.

Because many of our members thought it was just a meeting.  While we do have a board meeting on Friday afternoon, Saturday is full of great topics and speakers.


Workshops will include making candy boards (bricks), building hive equipment (boxes and frames), making hive products like lip balms and a marketing class where we will design a label.   We’ll have a candle making class (molds and dips).

Because we realize the way we teach and communicate information has changed dramatically over the last 40 years or more. You can read a book and watch videos, but workshops and hands-on demonstrations are one thing that we can do in a conference setting that will always be better than watching an online video.
(Jim Berndt)

Rooms are available for booking at the special rates below
October 25 – 27, 2018         Double Queen         $119
October 25 – 27, 2018         King                       $119


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.



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.