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2023 IHPA Annual Conference & Trade Show!!!

November 10th & 11th, Ames IA

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Dr,

Ames IA 50014

That's right people, it's not too early to be thinking about attending our Annual Conference and Trade Show. We are blowing off the doors and have more big named speakers lined up than ever before. It'll be the biggest conference in the midwest! Our 2 day event will feature talks from Jamie Ellis, Marla Spivak, Tom Seeley, Ian Steppler, and Lewis James Bartlett! We also are using some of our organizational funds to reduce the costs to our members!!! In past years you got a $20 discount for being a member. This year we have increased that to $30 off. We are also providing you with free pasteries, refreshments, and coffee each morning, and a free evening reception of hors d'oeuvres and apps along side a cash bar. We're not done yet so just watch along as we announce more perks and news about this event.

Big ticket speakers:


Dr. Jamie Ellis-University of Florida

One of the most charismatic and entertaining speakers on bees you will find anywhere in the world. 


Dr. Marla Spivak-University of MN

A world class leader in honey bee health and disease resistance. 


Ian Steppler - Canadian commercial beekeeper and social media icon of the honey bee industry.

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Dr. Tom Seeley - Cornell University

World renowned researcher and author of beekeeping books.


Lewis Bartlett - University of GA

New blood from the University of GA specializing in infectious disease ecology and sustainability science


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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