Dates To Bee Remembered
Attention: The October 5th IHPA Board Meeting will be held at the Heartland Inn, 11414 Forest Ave., NOT at the Back Alley Deli as listed in the September issue of the Buzz Newsletter.
It is just north of University Ave. in West Des Moines and is to the east of I80-35 interstate. There is a McDonald's at the intersection where you turn north off of University and then make a left turn (west) at the next light. Heartland Inn is just about a block and a half from there.
Sept. 20th, 2008 Central Iowa Meeting at Bonanza on East 14th Street north of I-80, Des Moines, IA at 6:30 p.m. for the meal and meeting to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 5th, 2008 IHPA Board Meeting Heartland Inn at 11414 Forest Ave /2:00 p.m.
Nov. 6th, 2008 IHPA Board Meeting Best Western Regency Inn/Marshalltown/7:00 p.m.
Nov. 7th-8th, 2008 Annual Meeting Best Western Regency Inn/ Marshalltown
Think ahead! CIBA will have their annual beekeeping equipment auction on April 18th, 2009 with the location to be announced.
Extractor for Rent Through the Department of Ag
The Department of Ag has some small-scale extracting equipment available for loan:
Small motorized extractor
Honey filter baskets
Just call me (Andy) at (515) 725-1481 if interested.
Detecting Foulbrood & Varroa Mites
Beekeeping can be a wonderful experience. Weather you are a beginner with one or two hives, or a seasoned veteran managing one or two thousand, there is always something new to learn. For the beginner or intermediate beekeeper, just keeping the bees alive is often a lesson learned the hard way. Both Foulbrood and Varroa Mites will wreak havoc on a hive if left unchecked. In Detecting Foulbrood & Varroa Mites we follow beekeeper Phil Ebert as he examines beehives for Foulbrood and Varroa Mites. Learning to identify these two afflictions is a must for the health of the hive and an enjoyable beekeeping experience.
Introductory DVD offer $15.00
Make checks payable to: Iowa Honey Producers Assoc.
Send orders to: The Buzz
c/o Phil Ebert
14808 102nd Ave. E.
Lynnville, IA 50153
An IHPA t-shirt makes a great gift for bee enthusiast of all ages!
IHPA T-Shirts ( These are membership prices.
Non-member prices are available on request.)
The t-shirts are a bright yellow shirt with brown
Youth size (S) (M) (L) circle one ____qty. X $ 8.50 ....................................$___________
Adult size (S) (M) (L) circle one ____qty. X $ 9.00 .....................................$___________
Adult size (XL) (XXL) circle one ____qty. X $10.00 ...................................$___________
Shipping is $3.00 per shirt, or $5.00 for two
shirts. Shipping $___________
Make check payable to: IOWA HONEY PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
Send form and check to:
Melanie Bower, IHPA Treasurer
207 S.E. Diehl
Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: (515) 287-6542