Dates to BEE Remembered:
Aug. 10-20, 2006
Iowa State Fair
To add an important date to the list, contact
the Buzz by email at
|For Sale: Comb honey by the square, by
the frame or by the super. Deposit required on super and frames.
Contact Phil Ebert at 641-527-2639 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|FOR SALE: Locally raised queens grafted
from our overwintered colonies--$12.50 each plus shipping.
Available now! Our mating boxes have full sized frames with
a good population of bees. We hold these queens until they
have capped brood so we know what their pattern looks like.
Adam Ebert at 641-594-3126
or e-mail email@example.com
New Bee Inspector Hired
Delmar Nelson of Kellogg has been hired as a
new bee inspector. For those of you not familiar with the area,
Kellogg is located three miles north of I-80 between Newton and
You may contact Delmar at
(641) 526-8866 or e-mail him at
Delmar will be spending some time with Bill Eicholdt.
Then he will be on his own. We are not totally sure what guidelines
he is working under at this point. If you have two hives of bees
and live 100 miles from him, you can rest assured that is not
going to work. He has to put a productive day together. Get together
with some other beekeepers in your area. Give him several places
to go. The counties pay the mileage for the inspection trips.
When they look at a trip that only inspects a few colonies, they
are reluctant to pay the bill.
This is a service for you to take advantage of
but people will have to work together to get the most out of it.
IHPA Award Nominations
Just a reminder to everyone, that if they wish
to nominate someone for one of the awards that the IHPA offers
September 1st is the deadline for the nomination. Nomination letters
or requests should be mailed to
4012 54th Street
Des Moines, IA 50310
or email her at
1.Pioneer Award- for having
been involved for 50 years or more & still active in beekeeping.
2.Distinguished Service Award-
for assisting other beekeepers, willing to share information,
and/or serving the association.
3.Education Award- teaching
beekeeping classes, speaking at service clubs, giving presentations
to school children or speaking about beekeeping on radio or T.V.
4.Promotions Award- for promoting
honey and beekeeping, promotions for the state association of
promoting their own product.
5.Friendship Award- for being
a friend of the association. This could be someone who has displayed
at the annual IHPA trade show, a state official who has assisted
or encouraged beekeeping, someone outside our industry of producing
6.Youth Award- for a young person who has shown
commendable involvement in such things as helping at the state
fair, successfully keeping bees for at least one season including
wintering, writing, making a float for a parade, speaking, etc.