Meet Val

Val Just has been keeping bees since 2015. As half of Just Iowa Honey, she has made a multitude of decisions including those related to bottling and labeling of honey products, which bring additional decisions linked to branding and marketing.

In this workshop, she will show a smaller and larger bottling set-up and present a variety of bottles and considerations that each bottle requires. Plenty of time to visit and ask questions is built in to this learning circle.

And usually it's just like, oh, I'll learn about that at some point. But things they talked about today [I] was like, oh, that's not that hard.
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Learning Circle Participant

So many bottle choices – which is best? Val will give a review with pros and cons of different bottle shapes, volume, lids, labels and filling, etc. as well as advice for storing and bottling and other considerations like labeling requirements, designing your labels, and things you need to think of as you start a small honey business.  


This will be a very comprehensive, well-thought out workshop for operations of all sizes.

This IN PERSON Learning Circle will be held:

Sat., July 20, 2024

Urbandale Public Library, Meeting Room A

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


refreshments provided


$25 deposit requires to hold your spot; it will be returned after successful participation. REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL 7/17/2024 OR CAPACITY REACHED.

Designed to connect beekeepers with each other and topic experts in a peer-to-peer collaborative format, Learning Circles appeal to all learning styles as a way to increase deep knowledge, community, fun, and enjoyment in beekeeping.


This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under agreement number H010694407 through the North Central Region SARE program under project number ONC23-127. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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