- Animal Products: honey
- Animal Production: general animal production
This project will assess the health of honeybees in central Indiana and will identify some of the factors associated with weak and susceptible hives. Participating beekeepers will receive on site instruction in effective hive management to improve hive strength and to provide for the sustainability of honeybees colonies in the region and the benefits especially pollination on which so many crops depend in the region. Honey bee health (both queen wise and disease wise) will be determined with beekeepers in their own beeyards.