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.
Indiana Bee School XIII 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00am to 4:00pm EST. Pre-Registration: $30.00 (Individual)/$50.00 (Family)
The agenda is full, and it's time again for bee school!
Find local Beekeepers and apiaries,
swarm catchers and bee removal,
beekeeping mentors, pure local honey
for sale, beekeeping equipment and local
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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.
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...
Friday, January 16, 2015
Indiana Bee School XIII Saturday, February 28, 2015 --- 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST (Folder pick-up...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Working on on a lot of things right now: Updating information on the DNR bee web page; getting pres...
Monday, January 12, 2015
The Bedford Beekeepers will be doing their beginning beekeeper class and auction fundraiser. It will...
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Now is your chance to build some of that equipment you have been meaning to build. Before you know ...
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.