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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.


May 21
West Central Beekeepers Open-Hive Field Day

Special topic: Preventing and Catching Swarms
Open free of charge to the public
Where: The Purdue Bee Lab
When: 8:30 am to 1 pm.

Queen Rearing Short Course
June 16-18th 2016

CLICK HERE for the agenda.

2016 Class Completely Booked Now,
No Available Spots Left

June 18
The Beekeepers of Indiana Field Day

Registration 8-9 am at the Purdue Bee Lab
Many open-hive workshops!
Workshop on pollinator gardens,
By Mindy Appold, professor of landscape architecture.
Admission ($X for individuals, $20 for families) includes barbecue lunch under the big tent. Website:

Heartland Apiculture Society Conference
July 14-16

Bowling Green, KY
For more information:

2016 Instrumental Insemination class click here

Do you have a swarm to pick up? Find a local swarm catcher 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.

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