About Us

Central Indiana Beekeepers Association – CIBA

Mission Statement

The mission of the Central Indiana Beekeepers Association (CIBA) is to communicate and share beekeeping knowledge and trends for urban and rural settings of Marion and Hamilton Counties, through Education, Advocacy, and Networking.


Club History

The Central Indiana Beekeepers began formation in 2009, initiated by Milly Stuart, Bonnie Jones, Cathy Myers, Mac Williams and others.

Membership is open to all persons interested in honey bees, pollinators and a healthy environment.  There are no dues; members contribute their time in support of fellow members and the beekeeping community.  Currently (2018) typical meeting attendance ranges from 30 to 50 persons, depending on the season of the year.

Meetings are held at the Holiday Park Nature Center, on the 3rd Monday of each month. (Exceptions are January and February when we meet on the 3rd Tuesday.)

Our goals are to start on time, 6:30 PM, provide seasonally relevant programs, and give all members an opportunity to learn and ask questions. Again, there are no dues. Typically, meetings conclude by 8:30.

Activities are coordinated by a a CORE Group of members who are dedicated to supporting beekeeping and new beekeepers.  All members are encouraged to participate in the CORE Group. Some of active members are Pat Solenberg, Susan and Greg Peterson, Don Abel, David Hocutt, Paul Richard, Troy Bradford, Rodney Ewing, Jerry Zimmerman and several others.


We are affiliated with The Beekeepers of Indiana.