Field Day 2024

May 11, 2024  – Field Day

Hands-on demonstrations and a presentation by Indiana Bee Queen Ella Wheeler.

Hosted by Wheeler’s Bees
Buskirk Engineering
7224 E 900 N, Ossian IN  46777
(260) 223-7354

We have a TERRIFIC 2024 NEIBA Family Fun Field Day Event planned for May 11th, generously hosted once again by James Wheeler and Family out at Buskirk Engineering and The Wheeler’s Bee Store, located at 7224 E 900 N, Ossian, IN!

Field Day is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a beekeeping community to enjoy fellowship with all of our friendly beekeepers, to learn more about how to better care for our bees and to be more successful than ever before with our hives.

In addition to having our State Bee Inspector, Jared Spokowsky (Apiary Specialist & Nursery Inspector, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology) we are extremely fortunate and thrilled to have landed one of our club’s all-time favorite speakers, Dr. David Hocutt, to give… not one… not two… but THREE OF HIS TOP AND MOST INTERESTING PRESENTATIONS during our morning field day session this year!

We will start the morning at 8:00 am with Free Coffee and Donuts and then begin with our presentations at 8:15 am.

Jared Spokowsky will be sharing updates and insights on bee pests and diseases. He will also be bringing along FREE BeeCheck yard signs for anyone interested in using them. Our Featured Guest Speaker,

Then, Dr. David Hocutt will speak on: 1) Sustainable Beekeeping 2) Making Splits 3) Beekeeping Tips and Suggestions

After the morning presentations, we will break for another Fantastic Field Day Lunch catered by Terry Clancy and The Classic Cafe:

1) Breaded Jalapeno Cheddar Brat with onions and assorted condiments on a Pretzel Roll
OR 2) Hamburger with choice of lettuce, tomato, onion on an Hawaiian Roll
3) Fresh Broccoli Salad
4) Rainbow Tortellini Salad
5) Fresh Fruit Salad
6) Assorted Gourmet Cookies
7) Honey Lemonade and Bottled Water

The cost of the catered lunch is a mere $13.25 per person (which is optional). Anyone is welcome to bring their own lunch or to make a reservation with our treasurer DAVE for the number of lunches they would like for themselves/their families in advance so that Terry can plan accordingly.

After lunch, we will have several Hands-On, LIVE HIVE DEMONSTRATIONS led by Duane and Tony Rekeweg and James Wheeler and TEAM.

There will also be drawings for all sorts of terrific door prizes (Including a FREE NUC!!!), a Hive Smoker Contest and possibly an indoor workshop or two after lunch as well (TBD).

The Wheeler Bee Store will be OPEN ALL DAY for your shopping.

The event is finished.


May 11 2024


All Day


Buskirk Engineering / Wheeler's Bees
7224 E 900 N, Ossian IN  46777