The Beekeepers of Indiana

“The Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers”
Beekeepers-of-indiana-comb blueWe are now in our second year as a single club for beekeepers in
Indiana.

In October, we voted in our official 2017 Board of Directors.  Our new officers are:

President: Dale McMahan
Vice-President: Barry McNulty
Secretary: Linda Burkett
Treasurer: Debbie Seib

Regional Directors:                                   Directors At Large:
Jim Berndt, East Central                              Kristie Dooley
Anthony Gaudin, South East                        Gary Keesling
Rodney Gunter, North West                         Joe Kimmel
Dan Heilman, West Central                          Mike Seib
Curtis McBride, South West                         Danny Slabaugh
Tony Rekeweg, North East                           Jerry Zimmerman

For all updated information, please click here.


SELECTED NEWS FOR BEEKEEPERS

Heartland Apicultural Society Conference Registration is now open.  To see the agenda, register or see the other exciting events, check out their website at: http://heartlandbees.org/

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


PURDUE FIELD DAY 2017

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

June 17, 2017 is our next beekeeping event for The Beekeepers of Indiana.  We will be hosted at the Purdue Apiary by Dr. Greg Hunt and Krispn Given.  If you’ve never attended this event, you are in for a great day of outdoor fun.  Along with a super guest speaker, Dr. Debbie Delaney, we have planned several breakout sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced.   This is around live bees, so bring what ever protective clothing your comfortable with.

Click here to see a tentative agenda and click here for directions to the apiary.  Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with social hour between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and the program concluding at 4:00 p.m.

If you’d like to register by mail, click here to download the form and follow instructions.


 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.


BEEKEEPING SCHOOL

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.