Category Archives: Uncategorized

Beekeeping Tips for May

By J. Morgan "A swarm caught in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm caught June is worth a silver spoon; and a swarm in July... just let it fly." I'm not really sure who originally said that, but I first heard it from Jim Orem, our resident swarm master. During the month…
Read more

Pollinator Partnership: Project Wingspan

Dear Pollinator Enthusiast, Pollinator Partnership is excited to announce that we have been awarded another 2-year grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to continue our regional seed collection and habitat enhancement efforts for monarchs and now, the rusty patched bumble bee, through our new initiative: Project Wingspan (PW). PW will be building upon the…
Read more

Beekeeping Tips for April

Original article by Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson, revised by J. Morgan The overriding objective is for all colonies to be queen-right, healthy, and well-nourished so they can build up to maximum populations for the onset of your areas major nectar flow. Here in Southeast Indiana, we see black locust as our larger crop that…
Read more

Selling Honey in Indiana

One of the benefits of being a member of The Beekeepers of Indiana is to be able to sell your honey in The Beekeepers of Indiana booth. A committee has been working with the Indiana State Health Department to resolve the issue of small beekeepers needing a Retail Food Establishment license. You will need to…
Read more