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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!

Please tell us how we are doing!

We are looking for feedback. Please let us know how the Purdue apicultural extension program is doing. How well are we meeting the needs of beekeepers so that they can learn enough to successfully keep bees? What things could we do to make our program better?

Please send your responses to:


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

ISBA 2014 Fall Meeting
Saturday October 25:
The ISBA meeting will be held at Franklin Community High School.   The school is located at 2600 Cumberland Drive, Franklin, IN 46131.   Registration and social hour, 8:00 a.m.
More information:

IBA Fall Meeting
Friday+Saturday, November 7-8
The IBA meeting will be at McCormick's Creek State Park?.  More information:

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