Hello we are the Nielson's,
Adam, Greta, Emma, Ian
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.