About Us

Hello we are the Nielson's,

Dennis, Deb,

Adam, Greta, Emma, Ian

and Jacob.

In 1997 our son Adam took a class from

Matt Stewert and Boyed Palmer

at the Noble Bee Farm in Amana.

They referred him on to the Indian

Creek Nature Center's Bee Class taught

By Russ Swanson. This was his 4-H project

for 2 years. He went off to Collage

and left the bees to us for safe keeping.

Well, bees are hard to keep safe sometimes.

So we took the Indian Creek Nature Center

class and The Nebraska Master Beekeeping

Class and attended many lectures and took

classes at the Iowa and Missouri annual meetings.

Now we have 30 plus Bee hives in 7 locations

in Benton, Tama and Linn county.

Dennis is on the board as a directors

for the Iowa Honey producers,

and has mentored 4 students in the

Iowa youth program.

We do 3 to 4 Farmers Markets a week

from May to October,

some craft and vendor shows,

and we have honey in a few shop.

Deb makes flavored honey,

All natural Lotion bars, lip balm and

an Insect repellent (BUZZ***).

We now are trying the web page.

This year (2012) we sold our flavored honey

at the Iowa State Fair

in the "Taste of Iowa" sampling booths

in the Varied Industry Building.

Life is busy but fun.