The BIG NEWS for the coming year is the establishment of our new consolidated statewide organization. The Beekeepers of Indiana will now include the combined memberships of the now defunct clubs: Indiana Beekeepers Association, and Indiana State Beekeepers Association. At their Fall meetings, the memberships of both groups voted overwhelmingly to formally disband the separate organizations, and join together in our efforts to promote beekeeping and beekeepers throughout the state of Indiana. We will include a link to the new organization here, as soon as their new web site is up and running. Until the new website is available, you can still register for the combined Bee School on February 27th at the following link: http://www.indianabeekeeper.com/contact_us/indiana_bee_school
Although you may have seen something in the Farm Indiana newspaper insert that circulates statewide, the 10 o’clock Beekeepers WILL NOT meet in January. We have always taken November, December and January off while the bees are clustered in the hive. Our next meeting will be on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 7 pm, at the Public Library in Nashville.
We are having an unseasonably warm “winter” ………… so far. Don’t forget to check to see if your bees might need some emergency food in the form of “sugar blocks” or “candy blocks” to get them through until the dandelions and maples start blooming.