Support for Des Moines Beekeepers

I believe that there is power in numbers.

No, not numerology. I’m talking about groups of people.

I coordinate a beekeeping support group in central Iowa. Our online presence is run through a Facebook group, Des Moines Backyard Beekeepers. Prospective and current local beekeepers are welcome to join us. We get together every month to talk shop. You can visit its website here to see monthly topics and calendar events.

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bee club members inspecting a hive

some times we have a field day, some times we meet in a classroom

Additionally, I have contact with a regional group and a statewide group. They have a place in the keeper community as well. We are blessed to have recently added a bee research station (at least that’s what I call it) at Iowa State University. We also have a state apiarist at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.