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Welcome to the Iowa Honey Producers Association Website

Greetings from the Iowa Honey Producers Association! We hope you find your visit enjoyable and educational. The Buzz Newsletter contains the majority of the site content. In the future additional articles will be posted from IHPA to help document the experiences and expertise of beekeepers across the state of Iowa.

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The New IHPA Cookbook Needs Your Honey Recipes!

The March 1st, 2016 deadline is quickly approaching!

New IHPA Cookbook Recipe Form

It's almost time for a new year, welcome to 2016.

The date is drawing closer for recipes to be submitted for the "new" IHPA cookbook, cut off date for recipes to be submitted is March 1st. If you used honey in your holiday recipes, pull them back out and submit them on the form that is in "The Buzz" or online. The more recipes you enter the more chances you have to be entered into the incentive drawing.

The cookbook committee includes Jodi Kraft - chairperson, Connie Bronnenberg, Heidi Love, Becky Elsbernd and Rhonda Heston, please send your recipes in to these people.

We are looking forward to getting the cookbook done and available for purchase!

Have a great New Year!!
Jodi Kraft

P.S. We had an entry at the Annual Meeting of Crunchy Granola Wedges, would the participant please let Roy Kraft know who you were. Thank you!

Please submit recipes to:
Jodi Kraft
IHPA Cookbook Chairperson
P.O. Box 1
Goldfield, IA 50542-0001

or my committee members: Becky Elsbernd, Connie Bronnenberg, Rhonda Heston and Heidi Love.Thank you and looking forward to seeing your new recipes for the 2016 Iowa Honey Producers Association Cookbook.


2016 Iowa Beekeeping Courses

*** Updated listing with the Iowa Falls course. ***

Here is the listing of beekeeping courses being offered in Iowa for 2016. The bees may not be very busy during the winter, but that doesn't mean the beekeepers can't get together and learn a little more about the wonderful world of bees. Attending a beekeeping course is a great way to learn beekeeping. There is nothing like learning from actual beekeepers what it is like to bring up a hive in the spring, watching it grow through the summer, and finally getting to taste that golden honey at the end of a season.

2016 Iowa Beekeeping Courses


IHPA News & Events Blog

Keep up to date with the IHPA News & Events Blog. Below are some of the most recent posts. You can click on the links below, or the navigation tab at the top of the page to check out the latest news.


IHPA Cookbook Deadline is March 1st, 2016!
Happy New Year 2016!
2014 IHPA Summer Field Day
Volunteers needed for the IHPA booth at the 2014 Iowa State Fair!
2014 CIBA Annual Auction


Honeybees visit approximately 2 million flowers to produce just 1 pound of honey.

Honeybee on a dandelion.

As the saying goes, "...busy as a bee!"