Beekeeping Resources

We are proud of the community we have built in Northeast Indiana, and are happy to share information that we have learned from our friends and neighbors. Check back often, we will continue to update this page with links to helpful resources. You can find one of our Bee Mentors on the mentor page.




​Local Suppliers, NUC’s, Bee Packages

Juergens Hardware, Do it Best

2850 N Jefferson Street

Huntington, IN

(260) 356-5214

Mon-Fri 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sat 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Sun 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Milan Center Feed and Grain

15402 Doty Rd

New Haven, IN

(260) 657-5461


Paterson Do it Best

880 S.R. 930 East

New Haven, IN

(260) 493-2111


Buskirk Engineering (Ossian) Wheeler Bees

7224 E 900 N 

Ossian, IN 46777 


Call for an appointment or stop in at any of these times. 

Store hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (M through F) 

8:00 AM – Noon (Saturday) 

Directions to location: St Rd 1 to 900 N 

head East 4.25 miles on south side of the road


McComBees Apiaries
IQBA (Indiana Queen Breeders Association) Certified Breeder
Northeast Indiana Overwintered Nucs
Northeast Indiana Spring/Summer Nucs
IQBA Local Queens


Apis Enterprises

Bees, Equipment, Bottles, Labels, Honey Processing

(260) 668-0950 – Chet Gilbert


Carter Bees


Tony Rekeweg

Contact via cell (260) 223-8158


Casey Filler

Casey Filler, Filler Family Aviary

(Message on FaceBook, 260-246-9238,


Danny Slabaugh


Apis Enterprises – Chet


Packages arrive April 5th


Online Suppliers



Kelley Bees (Merged with Mann Lake)


Mann Lake

Heartwood (Cypress hive components)

– Beeline Woodenware

– Verticomb


Can I Have Bees in the City?

Fort Wayne City Ordinance – 

§ 95.02  BEEHIVES.

   It shall be unlawful for any person to keep within the limits of the city more than two hives of bees upon any one lot at any time and the hives must not be nearer than 50 feet to any street or 20 feet to any alley or division line between lots or parts of lots of another. (’74 Code, § 18-3) 


Feeding Your Bees

– Mike Miller Candy Board Recipe 

Lauri’s Sugar Brick Recipe

Danny Slabaugh’s Candy Block Recipe 

MegaBee Recipe



Indiana State Beekeepers Association

Petition EPA to prohibit Bee Killing pesticides


Information Links

– Keith Delaplane on YouTube “A Year in the Life of an Apiary”

– Beesource Discussion Board




Swarm Removal

We provide volunteer beekeepers to remove swarms of honeybees in our community. Call Rick Stephens (260) 610-1040 if you need assistance.

New Beekeeper Mentoring

For the new beekeeper, or just an extra set of hands and eyes for troubleshooting, we have a list of seasoned apiarists ready to answer any questions.

Local Honey

You can find local honey for sale here.

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