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The Bee Hive
Bee Genetics
Bee Diseases
Bee Health
Bee Links

Welcome to the Hunt lab's Bee Hive. We are involved in honey bee research and education.

Join our community research project and try our “mite-biter” queens!


May and June is swarming season. Do you have a swarm to pick up? Find a local swarm catchers here: (

When bees swarm the queen and most of the hive bees leave after filling up on honey. Bees in a swarm are usually very gentle but leave them alone! With all those bees flying one could get stuck in your hair. The swarm sends out scout bees to find a new cavity to nest in. They usually stay for a few days and then they are off to their new home.

Study links corn seed treatments to honey bee toxicity

West Central Beekeepers Field Day
June 7 at the Purdue Honey Bee Laboratory
Directions to the Lab  

Queen Rearing Short Course
Sponsored by Clover Blossom Honey Co., June 19-21, at
the Purdue Honey Bee Laboratory
Directions to the Lab   Registration

Indiana State Beekeepers Association Summer Field Day
June 21 at the Purdue Honey Bee Laboratory
Keynote Speaker: Dave Tarpy
(Click here for details)

Heartland Apiculture Society Summer Conference
July 10-12 at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
(Click here for details)

Thank you Oliver Winery for donating to our program to
breed mite-resistant bees!

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