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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.


Purdue Bee Lab Map

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


2017 Purdue Bee Lab Field Day
June 17, 2017
All day - open to the public!
Agenda and Pre-registration link to:


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

The 2017 Instrumental Insemination Class
August 10th and 11th, 2017


At the Purdue Univeristy Honey Bee Laboratory

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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