Tenitave date for the first class is March 10th  

                                             @ 1919 W 81st Ave, Merrillville, IN 

          Class ( Introduction to Beekeeping) starts @ 1:00 P.M. SHARP Bee on time


                                 Refreshments will bee provided @ Break time








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The 3rd class we will handle LIVE BEES, A veil will bee required
We will be handling live bees that day so you are required to have a veil 

There is NO charge for these classes and club membership is not required but encouraged. 
Scheduling a meeting place is getting harder every year because of class size, that is why we are craming all 3 classes into a 3 week period.
I would like for every one to look at and print Forums/beekeeping 101 Glossery 



Here is a helpful data sheet to keep track of your hives: 
Bee Hive Frame Observation Data Sheet
Courtesty of Rob Dennison, White Lick Beekeepers Association IBA Director


The Northwest Indiana Beekeepers Association strives to help inform the public 
about bees and beekeeping by offering a Beekeeping School each spring. 
The school comprises of approximately five (5) classes throughout the spring months. 
Though we call them classes, each short session is a loose collection of information 
that will take the novice from starting beekeeping to a confident level, 
capable of winterizing the colonies for next year's season.  

Sign-up for the school begins each year at the local county fair 
and runs until the first class each spring. 
If you would like to attend this year's class email: ebrice@prodigy.nefor more info.

The classes are offered free of charge.
Each student is required to wear proper safety equipment (veil/gloves)
if he/she is to participate in field activities. Quality of these items varies 
with price, but they can be obtained for under $10. 
While this participation is not mandatory, it does greatly improve one's appreciation for the craft. 
So you are not surprised with any hidden costs, 
a typical hive and bees will average between $150-200 per hive. 
The price will depend on the age, quality, and condition of the equipment and bees.
Many beekeepers have started out 
considerably cheaper, others have invested more. 
We will actively teach you to find equipment that suits your needs 
and goals at the best price. 
Keep in mind, equipment costs can be offset by sales of honey and pollen 
much sooner than one might think (1-2 seasons).

We strongly suggest that anyone with even the slightest interest
sign-up for the classes as they are free. 
This has been a very good family project for many members.