Indiana Bee School XV


The Beekeepers of Indiana will hold its fifteenth Bee School in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday February 25, 2017, at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221. Here are the directions to the school and hotels.  Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with the program starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m.

We are honored to have reached this significant milestone as well as having Susan Cobey as our guest speaker.  Susan has taught the specialized technique of instrumental insemination for more than three decades.  This is the first year that Sue has been a guest speaker in Indiana and we are very excited to have her here.  For a tentative agenda, click here.

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.  Along with a great program have a raffle, an auction and a variety of vendor displays and supplies from several of the top vendors such as Blue Sky, Dadant, Mann Lake and others.

Beginning Classes

Beginning beekeeping classes are also a new concept at this year’s bee school.  Each attendee that registers for the beginning beekeeping classes will receive a wrist band that will need to be worn to give them access to the classes.  These classes are for those that have little to no experience in beekeeping.  For the final agenda for the beginning classes,  Beginning Classes Agenda


We have negotiated special rates for two hotels that are within five miles of the Bee School.

Click here for a list of the hotels and a few others.

Hotel                          Address                 Miles From
Name                                                         School

Country Inn & Suites   5630 Flight School Dr     1.5
(317) 821-1100              Indianapolis, IN 46221

The special rate is $ 89.00 plus tax for regular rooms.  You’ll need to call the number above before February 10, 2017 and ask for “The Beekeepers of Indiana” rate.

Fairfield Inn & Suites  5220 W Southern Ave    3.6
(317) 244-1600               Indianapolis, IN 46241

The special rate for a King is $ 72.00 plus tax or $ 82.00 for 2 doubles.  You may book your hotel room by clicking here or call the number above before February 10, 2017 and ask for “The Beekeepers of Indiana” rate.