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





Events


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2017 Heartland Apiculture Society Conference
July 13-15, Evansville IN
Click here for more details.


2017 Queen Rearing class
June 15-17, 2017
Completely booked, no spots available
Click here for more details.


West Central Indiana​ Beekeepers Field Day
May 20, 2017

8:30 am to noon
Free and open to anyone interested in beekeeping!
No pre-registration necessary.




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.




Beekeepers find that "Indiana mite-biter" queens have twice the survival of commercial source queens.
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