Beginning Beekeeping Series

The 2016 classes have already commenced and are full. Please sign up for the 2017 class waiting list to the right.

Join us for Iowa’s premier beekeeping class! This eight-session series is designed for individuals serious about keeping bees. It will take the participant through the annual cycle of beekeeping from establishing a hive to harvesting and marketing the honey produced. You will gain valuable hands-on experience by working with the hives at Indian Creek Nature Center. All classes are held at the Nature Center and last approximately two hours.

Must register prior to the first class in January of each year, and be in attendance at the first class. The class fills quickly each year when registration opens in the fall; you can be added to the wait list for 2017 by clicking the link to the right.

Fee includes classes, informational handouts, and use of the Nature Center’s honey house and extracting equipment.

Hive Rental

Residents of many cities within Linn and surrounding counties are not allowed to keep bees on their property. Indian Creek Nature Center rents space in it’s apiary to accommodate those wishing to keep bees. A variety of rental options are available. For more information on hive rentals, please call Jean Wiedenheft at 319-362-0664.