Saturday, July 12th 2014 at Spring Valley Honey Farm, 14405 Hull Ave, Perry, IA
Registration at 8.00am. Activities begin 9.00am – 3.30pm.
2014 IHPA Summer Field Day Registration and Information
Field Day Topics:
Simultaneous demonstrations, how-to and tips on promoting honey as a healthy sweetener, marketing your products, make beeswax candles, best knots for securing equipment in transit, catch a swarm, create a nuc, practice how to mark a bee using drones, mini lab to dissect bees and identify Nosema spores. Field sessions with live bees, including IPM techniques, will be done in small groups (bring your bee suit). Latest apiary report from Andy Joseph – State Apiarist.
I know it may be hard to start thinking about the State Fair, however Spring is here and the Iowa State Fair is fast approaching; August 7-17.
For those members new to the Iowa Honey Producers Association (IHPA), we have a booth at the State Fair annually in the Ag building; selling honey products, honey lemonade, lotions, soaps, beeswax items, promotional merchandise etc. This is our main fund raising event, which is needed to help support our various educational programs. We ask our members to help make this event a success, by volunteering their time assisting with cash register sales, bagging product, pricing, mixing and serving honey lemonade, offering honey samples etc. Each volunteer will be provided with free honey lemonade if you get thirsty while working at the booth, also a FREE pass to get into the fair, plus you get to enjoy the great entertainment at the fair before/after your shift at the booth.
Full volunteer information: 2014 Volunteers for the Iowa State Fair Booth