Welcome to the
Central Iowa Beekeepers Association
May Face-to-Face Meeting
May 20, 2023 5:00 PM
Reserve this date - we hope you will join us! You do not need to be a CIBA member to attend, but we hope this meeting will entice you to join our organization!
Northridge Baptist Church, 3700 6th Avenue, Des Moines
NOTE: Park in the lot on Clinton Avenue but enter the building by the door near the alley (not Clinton Avenue), where there is a wheelchair ramp. Picture below to assist in identifying the church entrance:
Business meeting starts at 5:00 PM
We’ll have a business meeting prior to the program, then Iowa State University (ISU) Bee Specialist Randall Cass will present the program on dealing with insects you don’t want in your hives.
Fortunately, we were able to reschedule the planned November visit from Randall Cass. "We might worry about varroa mites wiping out a bee colony, but other types of infestations can be just as devastating. Wax moths destroy precious comb frame by frame, and small hive beetle larvae with their voracious appetites can “slime out” an entire hive.” There are precautions that beekeepers can take, which will be the topic of Randall’s presentation. Randall Cass joined ISU in 2017 as the institution’s first Bee Extension Specialist in more than 70 years. He coordinates bee research, manages ISU’s honey apiary, lectures and provides outreach to beekeepers, farmers and landowners. He’s worked with small farmers in Guatemala and El Salvador in rural development programs. Be sure to put this meeting date on your calendar. We provide plenty of time at our events to meet other beekeepers, visit and “talk all things bees.” And, like any other CIBA meeting, you can expect to find a lot of great food. See you in May!
Be sure to this meeting on your calendar. We provide plenty of time at our events to meet other beekeepers, visit and “talk all things bees.” And, like any other CIBA meeting, you can expect to find a lot of great food.
Iowa State University has an extension specialist devoted to working with Iowa beekeepers, Randall P. Cass. An entomologist, Cass joined Iowa State in 2018 to develop educational materials for beekeepers, including how-to videos and fact sheets, and materials to inform the general public about issues related to honeybees and native Iowa pollinators. Cass also is a member of the Iowa Pollinator Conservation Working Group that is studying ways to protect pollinators in agricultural landscapes.