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Welcome to the Bee Hive. We are involved in honey bee research and education.





Events


Purdue Bee Lab Map


Now accepting students for
the 2018 Queen Rearing Class
June 14th and 15th, 2018

COMPLETELY BOOKED

At the Purdue University Honey Bee Laboratory


Heartland Apiculture Society
Annual Conference
July 11-13
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
For details go to www.heartlandbees.org


Now accepting students for
the 2018 Instrumental Insemination Class
September 6th and 7th, 2018

At the Purdue University Honey Bee Laboratory




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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