SIBA Bee Blog

The trash can podium

Contributed by J. Orem Anyone that has been to a couple of our beekeeper meetings has probably noticed that we use a trashcan for a podium. I think this is the most appropriate tool our club can use to share information. Standing behind the trash can and sharing information is a very humbling experience. It…
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It’s Swarm Season

Contributed by C. Cottingham Spring is in full swing in Ripley County. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and bees are buzzing. Some of those buzzing bees may actually be swarming! The Southeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association would like to let the public know that we are here to help with all your bee-related issues throughout the year! Honeybees…
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How a second-year beekeeper prepares for the spring

Submitted by J. Morgan (with contributions from J. Orem and C. Cottingham) As a second-year beekeeper, I wanted to share a little information about what I'll be doing with my bees as spring approaches. I installed two packages of bees in the spring of 2010 and, despite a rocky start (bees attempting to abscond,) I consider my…
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