We are a group of beekeepers who keep honey bees around the Des Moines, Iowa, area. There is no fee to join our group.


That honey cookie recipe you had at the Winter Seminar? Try this: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/icebox-honey-cookies

Mission: To increase awareness of honey bees and their population through passion, sustainable practices, networking, and mentoring.

Vision:  By enacting the mission, we envision the following

  • A public that is educated about and welcoming toward honey bees and beekeepers
  • Beekeeping events in the community
  • Partnering with local, related groups
  • Increased local honey sales, possibly through a branded co-op
  • Sustainable strains of honey bees that eliminate the need for purchased, out of state honey bees and their queens

Our passion will be expressed through education to other beekeepers and outreach to non-beekeepers.

– Oct. 2015

supporting honey bees and beekeepers in the metro Des Moines, Iowa, area