Report Your Winter Losses!
The Bee Informed Partnership is an extension project that endeavors to decrease the number of managed honey bee colonies that die over the winter. Provide your input, and help make BPM (Best Practices Management) more accurate for all of us!
Bee Intensive II
Saturday, April 25, 2015. A full day of beekeeping workshops focusing on many advanced beekeeping techniques. In conjunction, there's an intermediate/beginning beekeeper class that will last most of the day.
Planting for Bees & Pollinators
Read the details of how one SIBA member in Dearborn Co. planted 1.5 acres of of honey bee forage without any state help, tractors, or heavy equipment of his own. Includes some real ideas on how to find help with a plan, where to source tools, seed and other needs.
Find local Beekeepers and apiaries,
swarm catchers and bee removal,
beekeeping mentors, pure local honey
for sale, beekeeping equipment and local
Got a Question?
See if it's been answered here and if not, ask us. We'll give you back our best answer. Hopefully, you will be able to make the best decision that is right for your circumstances.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
submitted by Ginger Davidson www.GeezBeezHoney.com The first quarter of 2015 was a fun and ...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
This request has been fulfilled. I am requesting help/suggestions from a beekeeper in your group. I...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Decatur County Fairgrounds Education/Information Exhibitor: Southeast Ind...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Indiana Pesticide Review Board (IPRB) is the Governor-appointed pesticide policy board for the S...
Monday, February 23, 2015
Please join us in sending condolences to Garry Reeves and his family on the passing of his mother, P...
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Coming to Madison, Indiana on March 28, 2015. Learn the craft of keeping bees. Don't forget to pre-register as class size is limited to maximize your learning experience.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
To: Potential Exhibitors RE: Invitation to set up an exhibit at this event NOTE: SIBA is sear...
Garry's Workshop 2015 - #4. Lids and boxes. John Lewis even tried out some composite bee boxes.
Find out the details on converting land to bee pasture. See the associated blog post with this gallery.
A large turnout! We made hive bodies, deeps, mediums, swarm traps frames and candy board.
At the January Moores Hill SIBA meeting, we did an autopsy on an early dead out. Here's a recap on this hive.
Tim Conley and Jason Morgan got with Garry to build some observation hives.
View Photo Galleries
Did you know that bees visit thousands of plants and weed species for the collection of pollen, playing a critical role in the pollenation of plants, trees and our gardens. Here is a growing collection of photos along with notes from our own members. View the galleries now.
Bee Identification Guide
Need help understanding the difference between a honeybee and other common bees? It's important to know what kind of bees you have before calling a beekeeper to come and get them! Click here to see some photos and hear our commentary.