107th Iowa Honey Producers Association

Conference and Annual Meeting

Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th,2019
Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport    6111 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA. 50301
Registration opens: 8:00 am   Conference/Annual Meeting starts: 8:30 am

The IHPA Conference and Annual Meeting is our yearly opportunity to get together and discuss our favorite thing, BEES!! This meeting is open to anyone interested in beekeeping and honeybees. We have a variety of guest speakers to speak on their expertise in the beekeeping world.

This is a great opportunity for individuals thinking about keeping bees, new beekeepers and beekeepers a few years in, to meet other beekeepers from around the state, swap stories, ask questions and seek advice from those who have years of beekeeping under their belts. There will be no shortage of information and answers!!

This is why you go to a conference…….. Vision, Inspiration and Connections!!

2019 Keynote Speakers:
Mel Disselkoen, Kirsten Traynor and The Minnesota Bee Squad
Additional Speakers:
Becky Tipton, Bill Allinder, Jeannie Saum and Peggy Ennis


There will be presentations about Queens, Mites and overall bee health as well as making products, cooking with honey, processing wax, business start- up and labeling.


For those who enjoy a little friendly competition, there will be several contests you can enter to showcase your passion and talents.  There will be both a youth and an adult category in each contest.  The contests will include; mead making, hive body painting, photography, cooking with honey and new for 2019 black label honey tasting.  Additional contest details and rules are posted in the Buzz and on the website.  Looking forward to seeing all the entries this year.

The honey swap will also be happening this year.  This is a fantastic way for you to swap honey with other fellow beekeepers from around Iowa and maybe from another state!

There are several rooms reserved for our event at a discounted rate of $119.00 + taxes.  Rooms will go quickly. Reservations must be made by Thursday, October 17th, 2019 to get this discounted room rate. There are a couple Handi-capable rooms reserved for our event as well.  Call (515) 287-2400 to make your reservations.


Questions? Call or text 515-490-2011 or email kenoyerfarms@gmail.com  IHPA-VP Keri Kenoyer


You can order one decal for $10 or two for $15 (make check to IHPA).  You probably will want two since you will have two License Plates.  You don’t have to have a decal on both. Or you could choose a different non-profit organization’s decal and place on the other plate, as well. Or, in the future you want a different type of decal you can easily change it or update your current decal.

You can see the Decal below and on the DOT’s website which is; https://iowadot.gov/mvd/vehicleregistration/vehicleregistration/Decals

This decal is made to the same specifications that the month decal is made.  So, it should last a few years.  Now, for those of you that do not want to buy the Decal License Plate ($5.00 in addition to your registration fee plus $5.00 renewal fee at the County’s Treasurers Office) but still want a COOL DECAL you can use them like any decal – in your vehicle’s window, bumper or even on your refrigerator.

The purpose of this decal is raise awareness of Honey Bees and IHPA in Iowa.  Yes, we will raise some dollars too. All funds raised will go to support Iowa State Fair Booth renovations.

 Thanks for your support of this fun way of showing off our love of honey bees and of IHPA.  

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