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

Please participate in a honey bee loss survey. Help understand and quantify the losses of bees in Indiana over the past months and build on the results for the Bee Informed Survey:

http://beeinformed.org/2014/06/state-by-state-colony-loss-2013-2014/

Responses will be automatically tallied. Names will not be associated with the answers. No e-mail address will be gathered unless they are intentionally provided by the participant.

Click here to take the survey

 

Do you have a swarm to pick up? Find a local swarm catcher here: <http://www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/5755.htm>.

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
Events

ISBA 2015 Spring Meeting
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The 2015 Spring Conference/School will be held at Ivy Tech in Marion. The facility is Marion Campus at 261 South Commerce Drive, Marion, IN 46953. Mark your calendars - March 21, 2015. Registration and social hour 8:30 AM.
More information: http://www.hoosierbuzz.com/wordpress1/

Indiana 2015 Bee School XIII
Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Indiana Beekeeper's Association (IBA) will hold its Indiana Bee School XIII in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, February 28, 2015. It will be at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46221, easily accessible from I-465 loop. Folder pickup starts at 7:00 AM.  More information: http://www.indianabeekeeper.com/

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