A Friendly Hello from the
Greetings Iowa Beekeepers,
As I am writing this, the temperature outside
is reminding me that it is definitely still winter. The great
thing, however, is that the cold weather gives me lots of time
to talk to people inside.
While I was home for semester break I was given
the opportunity to spend a day at a local elementary school. I
handed out honey popcorn snacks, and read a book called “Are
You A Bee?” After that, I talked to the students about the
different types of bees, and the jobs that they have in the hive.
Finally, we talked about some of the things that the kids use
honey for in daily life. This day was particularly special because
it was the only day that week that the school had classes because
the weather had been so bad. It was a great deal of fun, and I
know that the kids all had a great time. A special “thank
you” to Mrs. Kaiser at C&M Elementary for her help in
arranging the day.
Spring semester is well underway here at Iowa
State, and my classes have offered me a wide variety of opportunities
to promote Iowa Honey. My first assignment in my agriculture presentations
class was to give a 15 minute speech on a topic of my choice using
visual aids. Naturally, I spent my 15 minutes talking about the
forms and types of honey, and then handed out several different
samples. My classmates commented that they never realized that
honey was anything more then what comes in the little plastic
I wanted to thank all of you for your warm greetings
at the Annual Meeting in November. I have always said that beekeepers
are the nicest people in the world, and you definitely proved
that statement. I am excited to have been given the chance to
serve YOU! If there is anything that I can do, please don’t
hesitate to contact me. My phone number is (712) 779-0321, and
my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am hoping to be able
to visit most of the beekeeping clubs in the next couple of months,
and I look forward to meeting more of you.
2005 Iowa Honey Queen
|FOR SALE: Package Bees-after Feb 15th,
we are offering only 2# pkgs with Carniolan queens. You may
continue to book these through the month of March. Contact
Phil Ebert in Lynnville at 641-527-2639 or e-mail email@example.com
FOR SALE: 4 frame Nucs from over wintered bees--$70
each. Quantity available is unknown as we go to press but
our winter loss has been light at this point. Contact Phil
Ebert for availability 641-527-2639 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE: Approx fifty 4 gallon buckets,
snap on lids w/o gaskets. Nice buckets!! $1.50 each Contact
Phil Ebert at 641-527-2639 or e-mail email@example.com
|FOR SALE: 50 lb buckets of 2004 crop honey. Price
is 85 cents per pound. Contact John Johnson, Ames, Iowa. Phone
|FOR SALE some live hives, full depth supers
(400 plus) 6 5/8 several hundred, 5 3/4 supers ( 200 + )
1969 chevrolet flat bed 8 x12 ft
1 stainless double jacketed tank 48 in. in diameter and
30in deep has agitator and some stainless pipe.
E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-332-1260 and
leave a message
Now taking queen
for Buckfast, All Stars and BeeSMaRt from
B. Weaver Apiary.
I will be leaving for and out of state vacation of 10 days
on April 20, and the last day to order queens is April 19.
If queens could be ordered and paid for before that, it
would help immensely.
Shipments scheduled for the weeks of April 11, 18, and
25. Can schedule for the week of April 4, if orders mandate.
Bees should arrive on Thursday or Friday of the week they
Prices are the same as last year. ---$14.00 each-plain.
$15.00 for clipped or marked. $16.00 for both clipped and
Packages are available for $50.00 for a 2# package and
$60.00 for a 3#
package. Shipment is $15.00 and Insurance is $5.00 per package
Orders and money must be made by March 15. No pay, no order.
Contact Margaret Hala at <email@example.com> or
641-752-2981 or mail to
1988 Vine Ave.
Marshalltown, Ia 50158