Leah Hood and Kristi Kennedy from the local FSA office will discuss Programs and sign up for hive loss money recovery. Emily Jacob with quails unlimited will discuss ways to turn an empty area of nothingness or grass into Bee Food.
Due to the busy schedules at DePauw next week, we will be meeting at Chandlers Apple Orchard. Chandlers Apple Orchard is located 3.8 miles west of Stilesville. Bring your bee suite as we will open the two association hives. Ron Bastin from Bastin Honey Farms will be our Guest Speaker. There are a few picnic tables, if possible please bring your own chairs. (Bob Gruener)
Chandlers Apple Orchard
2849 S County Road 825 E, Fillmore, IN 46128 · (317) 539-6255
"Swarms and Queen rearing" - Bob Gruener
Guest Speaker: Ron Bastin - Bastin honey farm, Knightstown IN
"Swarming and Prevention" - Bob Gruener
Guest Speaker: Jason Cote - Clay County IN "Biology, Ecology and Management"
"How to do splits" - Bob Gruener
Guest Speaker: Wyatt Wells - CMO of "BEE CORP" Bloomington IN
The meeting will start with the basics of beekeeping for any beginners. Association business will also be discussed during the meeting.
Anyone interested in learning about beekeeping in 2017 is invited to join for free.
Mike and Debbie Seib, from Seib's Hoosier Hills will be our guest speaker to talk about "The Beekeepers of Indiana Association"
Since our November meeting falls on election day we are changing it to the following Tuesday November 15th.
Third meeting on the beginner beekeeping classes:
- Life span and cycle
- Larvae development
- Colony activities
- Spring beekeeping activities
Finalize plans for the Saturday, March 12 8:00am-noon, "Ag day at the Putnam County fair grounds", Putnam County Beekeepers Booth:
- Volunteers needed!
Basic Beekeeping class for new beekeepers.
More details on the hive, frames and foundations and tools used in the bee yard.