Iowa State Apiarist

Andrew Joseph

Office of the State Apiarist

Iowa Laboratory Facility

2230 South Ankeny Blvd.

Ankeny, IA 50023

(515) 725-1481

Email: andrew.joseph@IowaAgriculture.gov

The State Apiarist's responsibilities are divided as follows:

  • One third regulatory work such as apiary registration and inspection, coordination of other part-time inspectors, diagnostic testing for disease and mite treatment resistances, etc..

  • One third beekeeper outreach and a contact point for beekeepers across the state involved in courses, meetings, board participation, composing an Iowa Apiary Inspector Manual, factsheets, newsletter articles and other publications.

  • One third public (non-beekeeper) outreach on bees, beekeeping, and pollination / agricultural ecology.