Indiana State Beekeepers

One State, One Bee Organization

Many topics were on the agenda and I’m sure you can appreciate all the work that has gone into move forward with the merger plan.

THE BEE SCHOOL IS CLOSED.  Registration is now closed and there are no walkins.

Our first combined event will be the Indiana Bee School.   The Indiana Bee School XIV in Indianapolis, Indiana will be held on Saturday February 27, 2016 at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221 it’s easily accessible from I-465 loop.  Click here for directions and special rates for local hotels.

Our guest speaker will be Kim Flottum, the editor of Bee Culture magazine, published by the A. I. Root Company, in Medina, (northeast) Ohio. You will have a chance to meet and informally visit with beekeepers from across the state of Indiana, in addition to attendees from many other states.  Click here for a full list of speakers.  We expect 900 beekeepers attending with over 30 vendors.  We also have hand made crafts from some of our Indiana Beekeepers.

Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with the program starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 4:15 p.m.

THE BEE SCHOOL IS CLOSED.  Registration is now closed and there are no walkins.

Lectures, hands-on workshops and discussions will be held for beekeepers with any level of skill, experience or ability.  Topics on introductory beekeeping tools and techniques, as well as learning opportunities for the more advanced beekeeper will be available.  Click here for a 2016 Official Bee School Agenda

Along with a great program are a raffle, an auction and a variety of vendor displays and supplies from several of the top vendors such as Brushy Mountain, Dadant, Kelley Beekeeping and others.  Click here for a list of vendors and craftors.


2015 INDIANA HONEY QUEEN

Our 2015 Indiana Honey Queen, Rebecca Eldridge, has been busy sharing her knowledge and expertise across Indiana.  Where has she gone?  READ MORE


SELECTED NEWS FOR BEEKEEPERS

  • Survey to assess honeybee losses in Indiana.  READ MORE

    Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators READ MORE

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


     BEEKEEPING SCHOOL

    The Bee School previously held by the ISBA will also change with the merger of the two clubs.  This bee school was an all day intensive session focused on new beekeepers only.  We will continue to host this type of bee school in conjunction with the Fall Meeting.

    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 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 application form and mail your membership info and dues.

    If you’d like to sign-up on-line, click here.