CIBA Membership

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What Do I Get?

Engagement, Fellowship and Growth Through Club Meetings

  • Programs and speakers that provide education and advance the art of beekeeping

  • Opportunities for fellowship with people that share your same interests

  • Networking with established hobbyist and commercial beekeepers

  • Stay well-informed with federal, state and local statutes and legislation

  • Stay up-to-date with Iowa Honey Producer Association happenings

  • Field day provides hand's on experience

BEELINE Newsletter

  • Keeps club members up-to-date with club happenings

  • News from our state apiarist, Andy Joseph

  • Provides educational and informative articles

  • FAQ's from a 30+ year beekeeping veteran

  • Special Edition for new beekeepers in January each year

  • Yearly membership directory - get to know the beekeepers in your area


  • Programs that promote the beekeeping industry

  • Speakers that specialize in bee/beekeeping research; noted authors of beekeeping 'how'to's'

  • Opportunity to engage with beekeepers across the state of Iowa

And There's More!

  • Club promotes mentoring for new beekeepers

  • Months when a BEELINE is not published, our president sends out a CIBA Newscast via email.  

  • Yearly beekeeping equipment auction

  • Honey Queen / Ambassador program​

  • Organizational website providing resources for our club members


Join Today!

Basic Membership Information

  • Membership dues run on a yearly calendar schedule of January 1st through December 31st. 

  • Dues are payable at the beginning of each new calendar year. 

  • Dues are based on a single or family membership

    • $10 for a single membership​

    • $15 for a family membership whereby members are residing at the same address

  • If submitting payment with a check, make checks payable to CIBA.

  • The form has more information on choosing electronic delivery or USPS delivery of the newsletter and club communications.  While we encourage electronic delivery because it not only saves the club money, but also environmentally sustainable, you need to make a delivery option that serves your needs.

  • The form provides information regarding an annual membership directory - please ensure to complete that section of the form.  


Download Form

You can choose!

  • Download a form, either in Word or PDF format, you can electronically complete, and either print and mail with a check or email the completed form (avoids printing) and mail a check. 

    • If this is your preference, choose option 1A or 1B.  

    • The mailing and email address are at the bottom of the form.  

  • Download a form, either in Word or PDF format,  you can print, fill out, and mail in with a check. 

    • If this is your preference, choose option 2A or 2B.  

    • The mailing address is at the bottom of the form.