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Friday, September 5, 2014
The preliminary results from the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) 2013-2014 winter loss survey show th...
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Sustainable beekeeping presentation by Dan O'Hanlon
Friday, August 22, 2014
Re-queening and Smoker basics covered at Madison/Hanover August meeting
Thursday, August 14, 2014
SIBA is invited to the Warren County Beekeepers Swap/Meet. Bring a covered dish to share and j...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Hot off the presses... Garry just grafted yesterday and has cells in the finisher nucs. Cells will be available Aug. 12,13 and 14. and he has mated queens right now.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
This June, approximately a dozen queen producers from Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania met at the Purdue University Bee Lab to collaborate and exchange genetics.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Summer is culminated at the Indiana State Fair as we relish unforgettable time spent with family and friends each year. Come join SIBA to sample some honey, view an observation hive and more on Sat. Aug. 9!
Members Jeff Ginn, Jim Kinker and Jason Morgan perform alcohol washes to check for varroa mites. One hive was over the top with 50+ mites in the sample.
Be familiar with what these look like and leave them alone to help increase the Monarch population. Photos by Bob Mattingly.
Robber Flies eat honey bees. Here's what they look like.
12 SIBA member manned the honey store at the Indy State Fair on Sat. Aug. 9th. Here are a few pics.
Jim Kinker, Jeff Ginn and Jason Morgan removed a tree in Moores Hill in August. The tree was near a barn with horses and the owner was concerned for the horses... and her grandchildren. Here's the pics.
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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.