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Upcoming non-IHPA Event

CIBA's Winter Seminar

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June 17th, 908 2nd Street NW, Clarion, Iowa 50525


Summer field day is always a great event with local speakers and guest speakers brought in for the day to discuss various bee related topics. Shop some of our vendors and meet some of the IHPA board. Ticket price includes lunch as well! Details and ticket availability to come soon so check back soon or watch for our posts on facebook.


If you missed out on conference, click the link above to see what all happened! 

Results of the member voting at the business meeting

Membership Due Increase to $30, Approved

Membership dues were voted on at annual conference. It was one of the longer topics of discussion but in the end there was an overwhelming approval by membership to raise the dues to $30 for 1st of household and all others at the same residence would remain at the $5 level. This will take effect on December 1st. So if you would like to take advantage of this little window of time, renew now for 2023 at the $20 rate before the change happens. 


Further details/transparency:

The change in rates is to reflect the situation that had developed as email programs are more and more aggressive towards the electronic mass mailing of The Buzz to our membership. To solve the problems with getting The Buzz to our members, the solution of sending everyone both the electronic and paper copies was decided. IHPA had already been mailing the news publication to those opting to pay $10 additional (the cost beyond membership dues we incurred for printing and postage). One other factor is simply all the inflation that has happened since membership dues were last changed years ago. 

Bylaw edit was approved and this is how it will read:

Article V Section 1

The Executive Board shall meet at the call of the president or upon written request from a majority of the Executive Board.  Such written request shall be sent to the Association secretary.  Five or more Executive Board Members shall constitute a quorum at a meeting of the Executive Board.  Attendance  at an Executive Board Meetings shall take place in-person, by electronic meeting software or telephonic conference call.  Except for Executive Sessions, all board meeting shall be open to members of IHPA.  The president shall determine whether input shall be heard from the general membership at the Executive Board meeting.

Bylaw edit was approved and this is how it will read:

Article VI Section 1

The six directors, excluding the past president, shall be elected, one from each district of Iowa, with these districts corresponding to a map approved by the board. Map changes can only happen once per year. 

Your 2023 Election Results



Jason Foley


Vice President:

Sara Todd



Heidi Love



Lisa Montgomery



Zach Koopman



District 4:

Jamie Beyer


District 5:

Eric Kenoyer


District 6:

Dick Ostercamp


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;

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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