Beekeeping

Beginning Beekeeping Series

Join us for Iowa’s premier beekeeping class! This eight-session series is designed for individuals serious about keeping bees. It will take you 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 three hours.

Must register prior to the first class in January of each year, and be in attendance at the first class. (Online registration for 2017 is closed. Please contact Rachel Bailey or call 319-362-0664 to inquire about  joining late, or to be put on an interest list for 2018.)

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.