Happy New Year 2016!


Happy New Year to everyone! Here is hoping your bees are well fed and keeping warm this winter. Same goes for the beekeepers!

2016 has arrived so be sure to check out the list of beekeeping courses being offered in Iowa and sign up now. Classes will be starting soon. 2016 Beekeeping Courses in Iowa (pdf)

Also be sure to send in your best cooking with honey recipes! The deadline for submitting your tasty treats is March 1st, a mere two months away. We need your recipes to make a new and wonderful IHPA cookbook! IHPA Cookbook Recipe Submission Form (pdf)



2014 IHPA Summer Field Day

BeekeeperSaturday, 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.


Volunteers needed for the IHPA booth at the 2014 Iowa State Fair!

Iowa Honey Producers AssociationDear Beekeepers
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


The Bayer Bee Care Tour — March 28th in Ames,Iowa

Don’t miss your chance to experience Bayer’s Bee Care Tour at Iowa State University. The Tour is a part of Bayer’s effort to foster education and collaboration among growers, beekeepers, researchers and others interested in engaging in topics related to honey bee health.

Iowa State University
March 28, 2013
Reiman Gardens
1407 University Blvd.
Ames, Iowa 50011
10 a.m. – Noon
Lunch Provided

If you would like to attend the Tour stop in Ames, please RSVP to Cathatine Montgomery at catharine.montgomery@porternovelli.com or call 404-995-4521.


Click here to open the Ames tour stop flyer. (pdf)

For live updates on the tour, follow @BayerBeeCare on Twitter #BayerBeeTour

Click here to visit the Bayer Bee Care Center Facebook page.