Horticulture Research Station

New ISU Apiary and ISU Honey Production

Author: Randall Cass (Iowa State University)

  • New ISU Apiary and ISU Honey Production

    Horticulture Research Station

    New ISU Apiary and ISU Honey Production

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Abstract

In spring 2020, ISU unveiled a new honey bee apiary to produce ISU-branded honey. The project was funded by a mini-grant from the office of the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The apiary was sited at the ISU Horticulture Research Station, Ames, Iowa, with 20 hives. The Station provides on-site support to the apiary. Iowa State University has had several apiaries in the past reserved specifically for research conducted by the labs of Amy Toth and Matt O’Neal. However, this is the first time honey has been produced, bottled, and sold through the university. In addition to honey production, the apiary also serves as a beekeeping demonstration site, a teaching space for undergraduate classes, and a space for collaborative beekeeping research.

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Cass, R., (2021) “New ISU Apiary and ISU Honey Production”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 5.

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Published on
26 Feb 2021