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January 2017 Newsletter

It's a little brisk out there!

Hello, Beekeepers!

Happy New Year! Wow 2016 came and went faster than could keep track. Here we are midway through winter and I'm already thinking about maple sap! I have a confession to make... in all the hub-bub, I have 5 candy boards sitting on my kitchen table still waiting to go on some hives. I managed to get them on my furthest hives... but I have some single deeps that are probably ready for them! I plan to get out in the next few days. I think I should be able to find a day with no wind and better temps to pull off the lid and put on the board pretty quickly. I feel ashamed... but, that's just how it is sometimes. I hope you all have your hives set up for the winter by now.

On another note, we've revamped the website and brought it up to date. It will now display nicely on mobile phones, tablets, and whatever else you visit it on. It has a fresh new look, and we've organized the info a little better. Jason is still working to bring over some imagery and a few other things, but it's mostly done and we welcome any of your feedback and opinions. Of course, with a new website, comes a new newsletter to compliment. It too should be pretty friendly when viewed on mobile devices. If you happen to find anything out of sorts, just let us know using the Talk to us form on the site.

SIBA Meetings are held at 6:30pm EST the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Next SIBA Meeting

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Winter Location: Moores Hill Senior Center. 16610 N Broadway St, Moores Hill, IN 47032 - Look for the BEE MEETING sign out on 350. It'll be BEFORE Garry's driveway if you are coming from Aurora.

Meeting Topic:
We welcome back Tyson Hermes for the January meeting who will demonstrate how to process beeswax and make candles. Tyson did this a couple years back and we have a video on the website here.

Upcoming Events

Garry’s 2017 Winter Workshop #2

January 14 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Garry’s Workshop, 14759 S.R. 350
Moores Hill, IN 47032 United States + Google Map

Garry's workshop is a great place to fix old equipment or build new. Pull from Garry's expertise in his winter workshop series. Free of charge... just bring your materials and your safety glasses.

SIBA General Meeting

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Moores Hill Senior Center, 16610 N Broadway St.
Moores Hill, IN 47032 United States + Google Map

Tyson Hermes will present beeswax processing and candlemaking at the Jan. 2017 SIBA meeting.

A Very Bee Night with Author & Kentucky State Apiarist Tammy Horn

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241 United States + Google Map

The event is $5 and you can register here. Tammy Horn grew up on a farm, but was determined never to do science, agriculture or math when she went to college. An English professor by training, Horn decided to help her grandfather with his bees in 1997 and immediately became smitten with them. Balancing her career as an English professor and hobbyist, Horn wrote Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation in 2005 followed by Beeconomy.

Free Bedford Beekeeping School

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever been interested in keeping honey bees? Bedford Beekeepers Bee Club will be having a free class on bee keeping This class is for beginners and for all that want to refresh, and learn what is new in beekeeping. Our annual Beginning Beekeeper Class is a one-day event that takes place in January and serves as an introduction to the basics of beekeeping. Participants will learn about the history and life cycle of honey bees, types of...

SIBA General Meeting

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Moores Hill Senior Center, 16610 N Broadway St.
Moores Hill, IN 47032 United States + Google Map

Jim Orem will lead a discussion on homemade/build-it-yourself bee tools and equipment at the February 2017 SIBA meeting.

Indiana Bee School XV

February 25 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46221 United States + Google Map

The Beekeepers of Indiana will hold its fifteenth Bee School in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday February 25, 2017, at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46221. Here are the Directions to the school and hotels. Folder pickup starts at 7:00 a.m. (EST), with the program starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m. We are honored to have reached this significant milestone as well as having Susan Cobey as our keynote speaker.

Suggest a topic!

We are ALWAYS interested in knowing what topics you want to talk about. Did you know you can submit your own suggestions via our web site? Go here to suggest a topic! - Do you want to run a topic? We sure could use the help. You don't have to be an expert, just show us the process that you use!

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