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





Events

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
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: Indianabeekeeper.com


Heartland Apiculture Society Conference
July 14-16

Bowling Green, KY
For more information: Heartlandbees.com


2016 Instrumental Insemination class click here



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.
(Read more)



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