Our objective is to promote the art and skills of beekeeping in Indiana and throughout the world. By doing so, we preserve and improve the general environment in which we live, assist in providing better crop yield, provide high quality honey, and we do our part to preserve bees.
Thursday, March 19th - 7 pm: Beginner’s Night. Dr. Chris LaSalle- Focused on beginner beekeepers
Saturday, March 21st - 8 am: Beekeeping School
Saturday, March 28th - 9 am: Intermediate Beekeeping Class
Beekeeping School - Saturday, March 21st 8AM-4PM - $125/person a full day with hands on assembling your own hive, beginning lessons in beekeeping taught by local experienced beekeepers. Includes: instruction, hive box, bottom board, inner lid, outer lid, frames, foundation, hive tool, bee brush, beginners book, lunch, catalogs, and one year membership to NEIBA. Some tools required. The class will be held at the Classic Cafe. Click Here for full details To register for this class contact Duane Rekeweg at 260-728-2613. Class size is limited, payment and registration deadline is Wednesday, March 18th.
Intermediate Beekeeping Class - Saturday, March 28th 9AM-3PM $50/person 1 year of beekeeping required to attend, instruction by experienced beekeepers, lunch, door prizes, and a chance to win a NUC. The class will be held at the Classic Cafe. To register for this class contact Mike Miller at 260-493-0481 or via email, payment and registration deadline is Friday, March 20th.
We provide volunteer beekeepers to remove swarms of honeybees in our community. Call Ted Braun at (260) 625-3477 or Rick Stephens (260) 610-1040 if you need assistance.
For the new beekeeper, or just an extra set of hands and eyes for troubleshooting, we have a list of seasoned apiarists ready to answer any questions.
We have lists of local and national suppliers for all of your beekeeping needs. Be sure to check out other additional resources to find out more about honeybees. You can also find local honey for sale here.