IHPA Summer Field Day
The Iowa Honey Producers Association Field Day is a great time to learn new beekeeping skills and get together with your fellow beekeepers! Each summer the IHPA puts on a field day with guest speakers, beekeeping demos, a great pot luck, and tons of fun!
Check back at this page for updates for each year's field day date and events.
Hannah Van Wyk with Becky Tipton and Joli Winer at the 2013 Field Day. They taught us how to make soap, lotions, lip balms, and creamed honey.
Bob Fassbinder gave a very good talk on queen rearing and the importance of raising local queens with good genetic traits.
2013 Iowa Honey Queeen Hannah VanWyk tries her hand at grafting larvae into queen cups to raise some new queens.
Bob talks about how successful queen rearing requires good nutritien, good genetic traits, and an attention to detail.