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We need your help at the Iowa State Fair booth!

Updated : August 13th



Please let me know which day(s) and shift(s) you can work, by contacting me at 641-512-4728 or email    For more information about what is involved, I have attached an flyer for your convenience.


Eli Kalke
Vice President
Iowa Honey Producers Association (IHPA)
Tel.  641-477-8521
Cell. 641-512-4728



Dear 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



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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.


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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