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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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2015 American Honey Queen Hails From Iowa

Gabrielle Hemesath

2015 American Honey Queen Gabrielle Hemesath

American Beekeeping FederationAmerican Beekeeping Federation
3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA  30305-1509
404.760.2875
abfnet.org

 

 

 

-----Press Release-----

TO: IOWA HONEY PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

RELEASE DATE: IMMEDIATELY

SUBJECT:2015 AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN HAILS FROM IOWA

FROM: AMERICAN HONEY QUEEN PROGRAM
ANNA L. KETTLEWELL, CHAIRPERSON
10432 W. NORWICH AVENUE
GREENFIELD, WI 53228
414.545.5514

 

The American Beekeeping Federation is proud to announce that Gabrielle Hemesath was selected as the 2015 American Honey Queen at the North American Beekeeping Conference in Anaheim, CA in January.  Gabrielle is the 19-year-old daughter of Mary and Russell Hemesath of Clermont, IA, and the granddaughter of Karen Hemesath of Castalia, IA, and Imedla Schmitt of West Union, IA.  She is a freshman at Iowa State University, pursing a degree in marketing.  Gabrielle became interested in beekeeping at a young age and has been employed by Fassbinder Apiaries since 2008, assisting in managing 2,000 beehives.

 

Prior to being selected as the American Honey Queen, Gabrielle served as the 2014 Iowa Honey Queen.  In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers’ markets, via media interviews, and in schools.

 

Gabrielle will spend the next year promoting the beekeeping industry throughout the United States in a wide variety of venues.  To schedule an appearance with American Honey Queen Gabrielle Hemesath, please contact American Honey Queen Program Chairperson Anna Kettlewell at 414.545.5514.

 

American Honey Queen Program ¡ Anna Kettlewell, Chairperson
10432 W. Norwich Avenue, Greenfield, WI 53228
414.545.5514 ¡ honeyqueen99@hotmail.com

 

2015 Iowa Beekeeping Courses

The 2015 list of beginning beekeeping courses is now available. These beekeeping courses provide a solid foundation for learning beekeeping. It is a chance to learn directly from other beekeepers. Books are a good start but the first hand experiences of other beekeepers is priceless.

 

2015 Iowa Beekeeping Course Listing

 

Many courses begin in January and may have limited seating so sign up now and begin planning for the season ahead.

 

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.

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2014 IHPA Summer Field Day
Volunteers needed for the IHPA booth at the 2014 Iowa State Fair!
2014 CIBA Annual Auction
IHPA Board Meeting Rescheduled
2013 IHPA Annual Meeting Agenda with Speaking Times

 

 

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