Our two statewide associations, the Indiana State Beekeepers Association (ISBA) and the Indiana Beekeepers Association (IBA) are holding their last fall meetings of the year. These meetings could (should) be the last official meetings of both organizations, because the memberships will be asked to approve a plan to consolidate the two organizations into a single, united, group that serves and speaks for all beekeepers in Indiana. One organization (rather than two) will make it more efficient and cost effective to provide information and education to beekeepers, lawmakers, and the public, as well as work with other organizations, businesses, and state agencies. We believe the combined talents of both organizations will be better able to provide more programs and education than each organization can individually.
We encourage any 10 o’clock Beekeepers who might be members of these organizations to attend their respective meeting and vote to approve the consolidation of the two organizations.