Rebecca Beaman of Adel has been awarded a beekeeping scholarship from the Iowa Honey Producers Association. Rebecca will receive a bee hive, beekeeping equipment, honeybees, a mentor and beekeeping classes.

Throughout the spring and summer Rebecca will check on her honeybees to monitor their progress and watch for anything that would be harmful to them.

In the fall there may be some honey to harvest, however the goal for the first year of a new hive is to get it through its first Iowa winter. Winter preparation and pest management typically happens in mid to late fall. By late fall Rebecca will have her hive ready for a long cold winter.

The Iowa Honey Producers Association Youth Scholarship Program is designed to bring young people into the wonderful world of beekeeping.

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