CIBA Virtual March Meeting
Saturday, March 27th, 6:30 PM
Ellen Bell, Bell Farm, Runnells, IA
Spring Management in Beekeeping:
One hour presentation will include spring feeding practices, mite control, how to split a hive, re-queening an existing hive or providing queens to your queenless splits and managing for swarm prevention. Recommended for beekeepers of all skill levels, but especially for those with hives coming out of winter in their first several years of beekeeping.
Note: This is the 4th Saturday in March, a change from CIBA’s usual 3rd Saturday meeting schedule
IHPA/Gilmore City-Bradgate Elementary School Beekeeping Conference
Saturday, February 20th, 8:00 AM
Are you interested in expanding your knowledge of beekeeping?!
Plan to attend our Virtual Beekeeping Conference hosted by Gilmore City-Bradgate Elementary School (GC-B) and the Iowa Honey Producers Association (IHPA). Several speakers from the IHPA will be guest speakers for this event-you won't want to miss this!!!
On Saturday, February 20th from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. we will be learning about a variety of topics that YOU get to choose from!
For more information, and to register please use the following link:
CIBA has been promoting beekeeping and honey bees since 1947!
With over 100 members, CIBA serves beekeepers no matter the stage of their beekeeping journey - embarking on this adventure, enjoying the craft for decades or gaining livelihood as a commercial beekeeper.
We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our group and the services we provide members and the community, and revel in the remarkable world of the honey bee!
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You certainly don't want to miss our next field day! Pictured is our 2018 field day at Spring Valley Honey Farms near Perry, Iowa. Kurt Bronnenberg, our host at this field day, is a commercial beekeeper and has been managing bees for 32+ years. This is just a sampling of the club offerings!
Membership dues fund our website, provide educational opportunities afforded all beekeepers through this site, meetings, field days and winter seminars as well as various community services. To continue the support that we provide beekeepers, we need YOUR SUPPORT! CIBA pays speakers that we enlist at our meetings and seminars for presentations and expenses!
Make a beeline to join, as there is much in store for you in 2021!