LATE‐BREAKING NEWS ALERT:
SUMMER FIELD DAY AT DORDT UNIVERSITY IS CANCELLED!
Please consider going to (Great Plains Master Beekeeping) to “attend” the Fun Day UNL (University of Nebraska Lincoln) is hosting June 13 and 14. A wide variety of options to serve the needs of beekeepers of all experience levels.
Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, state restrictions have caused many beekeeping fun days and seminars to be cancelled across the mid-west. The Great Plains Master Beekeeping (GPMB) program, a program created out of demand for beekeeping courses in the mid-west, has decided to put on a Virtual Bee Fun Day.
Since many local beekeeping events have been cancelled, this fun day was created to allow beekeepers the opportunity to continue to learn and hear from well known honey bee experts.
The event will take place on June 13th and 14th. Presentations for the virtual fun day will include research lectures by experts from a variety of universities, agencies, and organizations that focus on a multitude of topics including honey bee health, stressors impacting our colonies, honey bee pheromones, and much more. There will also be management lectures describing how to handle things such as mite pressure, pesticide exposure and monitoring, planting and managing bee friendly landscapes, and queen rearing.
Not all presentations will be lectures, as there will also be some demonstrations. These demonstrations will include how to make value added products such as soaps and lotions, how to harvest your honey, and a couple of field demos showing varroa mite testing techniques as well as how to troubleshoot certain hive problems. Follow along at home in your kitchen if you want to have some hands on value-added practice!
This will be a fundraising event for GPMB and their partnering associations, but it will be offered to the public free of charge. There will be a suggested donation fee of $10 per person with the ability to customize your donation amount.
Please see this link for more information and to register to attend!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO OTHERS FOR YOUR LOVE OF HONEY BEES AND THE IHPA
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.