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Thursday, March 16, 2023
Iowa Honey Bee Day

Don't Miss Out on This Event!

Date:  Thursday, March 16, 2023

Location:  Iowa Capital Building, Rotunda

Time:  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..


The Iowa Honey Producers Association is hosting a Legislative Reception/Breakfast on Iowa Honey Bee Day.  It will be in the Rotunda of the Iowa Capitol Building.  It will be from 7:00 AM to noon and all interested elected officials, honey bee keepers and citizens are invited.

We are going to be asking Governor Kim Reynolds to sign a Proclamation designating March 16th as Iowa Honey Bee Day along with many City Mayors and County Supervisors across the state. In the proclamations they will be stating that honey bee and native insects are important pollinators for a third of the food we eat.  Honey bees face serious threats from invasive pests, decreasing bee friendly forage, variable climate and increasing pesticide and herbicide pressure.

IHPA expects beekeepers and concerned citizens from across the state to attend this reception and meet their Legislators.

We have established a great tradition of having a legislative breakfast on this special day.  This is the 5th year we have had it.  It is a great and fun way to meet legislators and other beekeepers that want to learn the legislative process.  We do have an influence on legislation that favors honey bees. 

There will be honey bee displays of all kinds along with the IHPA Honey Queen Rachel Vakulich.  Also, Queens and Princesses from other Bee Groups including CIBA's own Queen, Bethany Kelly and CIBA's Princess, Leah Casey.  


You can also view more information about this special day, along with pictures of the 2018 event, here on the CIBA website.


For more information please contact:

Jamie Beyer

Iowa Honey Producers Association

269 U Ave., Boone, IA  50036. 


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