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!

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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.

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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. 

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Pollinator Pasture

Plants from the BFBK Bee Seed Mix


2015 Bee Tree Removal

We already got a call to collect some bees that were exposed about 30 feet up in a tree. This one required scaffolding, and a bee vac!


Garry's Workshop 2015 #4

Garry's Workshop 2015 - #4. Lids and boxes. John Lewis even tried out some composite bee boxes.


Converting land to bee pasture

Find out the details on converting land to bee pasture. See the associated blog post with this gallery.


Garry's 2014-15 Winter Workshop 3

A large turnout! We made hive bodies, deeps, mediums, swarm traps frames and candy board.


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.