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.
New Beekeepers classes start with the January 12th meeting.
Anatomy of Bees presentation
Note: Package bees will have to be ordered soon, so start thinking about how many you will want.
Meeting Topics - Jenna Nees with Purdue Extension Office will discuss agriculture applications that are used in the area and ways that we can help keep our hives safe.
Jenna Nees is an Extension Educator Agriculture & Natural Resources for Putnam County.
2016 BEE SCHOOL- Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Decatur Central High School
You can sign up on-line at http://indianabeekeeper.com/contact_us/2016_bee_school_registration
Pre-register $30.00 individual / $50.00 Family. You do not have to be signed up in the Indiana Beekeepers Association or the State Association to come to the school.