A few words about us

Who we are

The Southeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association is an organized group of local beekeepers interested in sharing the joy of apiculture with each other and with our local communities. We are an extension of a larger state organization called "Beekeepers of Indiana." We are dedicated to the development of both new and experienced beekeepers who share a common desire to raise healthy honeybees, and believe that gathering regularly to exchange information and ideas benefits us all by increasing the population of healthy honeybees and knowledgeable beekeepers in the area.

Members frequently form friendships that bring them together outside the regular monthly meetings as well. We encourage the establishment of mentoring relationships to foster the skills of our new beekeepers and renew and refresh the beekeeping experience for their mentors.

Monthly meetings provide beekeepers a forum to discuss topics of mutual and seasonal interest, participate in hands-on demonstrations, and share stories, news, resources, and tools. We welcome anyone with an interest in beekeeping to attend these meetings. We welcome any input you have.

SIBA/Sunman, IN
Meets the 3rd Thurs. of the month at 6:30pm
412 Eastern Ave, Sunman, IN 47041

Duane Bischoff
Email President (email for club questions)

Jeff Montag
Email Vice-President

Doty Bischoff
Club Treasurer

Don Burkart
Email Club Librarian

Jason Morgan (website)
Email for website/newsletter questions

Whitney Cooley (Instagram)
Email for questions on SIBA Instagram page

We are not the final authority on beekeeping. Members share opinions and give advice, but we acknowledge that there are many different styles and techniques to choose from and we respect each other's choices to keep their bees in whatever manner makes the most sense for them.

We are in the process of becoming a 501c3 organization. Join the club for $1 a year or $20 for a lifetime membership.

We are not perfect beekeepers. We make mistakes. We believe in sharing our challenges and failures as well as our successes in order to help everyone grow and learn. We try to distribute accurate and timely information, and when an error occurs we attempt to correct it as soon as possible.

We welcome you to explore our website. Find out what's happening locally for beekeepers, what's going in our hives, and what's blooming in your backyard. Thank you for visiting and we hope you'll come back soon.