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2022 Bee School will be held on February 26th, 2022 at Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana.  Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. All registrations include lunch. 

Our break out sessions include “Using Technology in Beekeeping”, “Beekeeping as a Supplemental Cash Crop”, “Hive Inspections”.  For a look at the full tentative agenda for regular school, click here.

Registration is now open both mail in and online.

Click here to use the online registration system.

Click here to download and mail in the registration form.


List of Vendors

BroodMinder                             Stoughton WI
608-201-6227                           Hive Monitoring Products

Indiana Queen Breeders            Brownsburg, IN
260-571-4557                           Queens, Education

International Mating Nuc          Wyoming, MI          616-250-0326                           MDA Splitter boxes

Mann Lake Bee & Ag Supply     Hackensack, MN
800-880-7694                           Bee Equip, Supplies & Bees

Nod Apiary Products Ltd           Frankford, Ontario
416-575-6626                           Treatment Manufacturer

SwarmPro                                Martinsville, IN
765-341-8243                           Swarm Boxes


Guest Speakers

One of our guest speakers will be Dr. Geoff Williams from Auburn University. Dr. Geoffery Williams is an Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Officer at Auburn University.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Alberta.  Goeff’ speciality is Entomology & Plant Pathology.

He went on to study for his Masters at Acadia University, in Nova Scotia.  His study included working in Yuma, Arizona with Africanized honeybees.  Hot, dry and working with highly aggressive bees, he and his other cold weather friends created a schedule to help address all those challenges.

Dr. Williams earned his PhD from Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia.  For the next five years, he specialized in research in Bern, Switzerland gaining invaluable knowledge and working with graduate students.  Geoff is currently the Vice-President of COLOSS.  COLOSS (Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes) is an international, non-profit association headquartered in Bern, Switzerland that is focused on improving the well-being of bees at a global level with over 1700 members.


Our second guest speaker will be Dr. Brock Harpur.  Dr. Harpur is an assistant professor at Purdue University’s Department of Entomology.  Brock Harpur was a National Science and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Donnelley Centre, University of Toronto.  He completed his PhD on population genomics of honeybees with Amro Zayed (York University).

Brock has been awarded the prestigious Julie Payette Research Scholarship from the National Science and Engineering Research Council, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the Entomological Society of Canada’s President’s Prize, and was an Elia Research Scholar during his time at York University.

Vendor Sponsors

Bastin Honey Bee Farm         Knightstown, IN           317-919-4208                        Bee Equipment, Supplies & Bees

Betterbee                              Greenwich, NY
800-632-3379                        Bee Equipment, Supplies & Bees

Dadant and Sons                    Albion, MI                     877-932-3268                        Bee Equipment & Supplies

HillCo, LLC                            El Paso, IL
3098222087                           Bees, Bee Equip & Supplies

Seib’s Hoosier Honey            Mooresville, IN
317-432-5342                        Bees, Bee Equip & Supplies


Hotels

We have negotiated rates at several hotels.  Hotel rooms will be at a premium this year so if you need a room, book early.

Baymont by Wyndham.  King room with free WiFi, mini-fridge, microwave, hair dryer $71.40 plus tax, 2 Queen beds $84.15 plus tax.  Call 877-361-2496 and give the group code of “Beeks”

Courtyard Muncie for $99 on Friday, February 25, 2022 and $119 USD on Saturday, February 26, 2022.  Connected to Horizon Convention Center.  Click Here to book online.

Fairfield by Marriott for $99 includes free hot buffet style breakfast, free internet and free parking. Each guest room comes equip with microwave and small refrigerator. The rooms with 2 beds are Queen size instead of Double/ Full. Call the hotel 765.282.6666 to book.


Vendors

If you wish to be a vendor and pay online, click here.  You may download and mail in the form, click here.

There is no refund if you register as a vendor so be sure you choose the correct option.  As soon as you register as a vendor, your information and link will be placed here.


Guest Speakers

Another Plenary Speaker will be Joan Gunter.  Joan is the President of the American Beekeeping Federation. She is the co-owner of Gunter Honey Farm and has been a beekeeper for over 30 years.Along with her husband, Dwight, own Gunter Honey Inc., Gunter Honey Farm and .  They run hives in North Dakota, Texas, and Mississippi.

 

 

 

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