Package Bees for 2017
We are now taking orders for package bees for delivery in April 2017. We offer 2# and 3# packages. You have a choice of Carniolan or Italian queens for your packages.
Orders are coming in quickly this year so get your packages orderd today!
We are required to charge Iowa sales tax (7%) on package bees.
Please note that we do not mail any package bees.
Package bees are for pickup only at the Lynnville, Iowa location.
Ebert Honey has a website dedicated to our queen bees! You can even place orders for queens online.
Adam Ebert handles our queen bees out of his location in Mount Vernon, Iowa.
In the spring, queens are brought in from Koehnen & Sons out of California for sale. Adam begins raising his own Iowa queens once the weather becomes favorable for queen rearing. The Iowa queens are often started in June.
If you have any questions about Ebert Queen Bees, please contact Adam Ebert at (319) 430-3514.
Click on the queen bee to open the flyer that tells a little about us here at Ebert Honey.
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Honey by the Barrel
Ebert Honey has honey for sale by the bucket or the barrel.
Give us a call!
Building the Business:
Phil Ebert began Ebert Honey in 1980 with only about ten colonies, and they sat in the backyard of his Fairfield home. At that time, one five gallon bucket of honey seemed like a large amount. Once the honey was bottled, it was mainly sold out of the house.
Although keeping bees began as a hobby, the amount of time and money committed to making honey gradually increased over the years.
Today, Ebert Honey maintains nearly 600 hives which produced 90,000 pounds of honey in 2005. Processing and bottling takes place in a steel building erected in 1996 to house the expanding business.
Today, the vast majority of Ebert Honey is sold in Central Iowa grocery stores and bakeries. Additional revenue is derived from pollination services in orchards.
Why buy Ebert Honey?
Ebert Honey is entirely unadulterated. The finished product is exactly the same as when the bees first made it. Our honey is not forced through pressure filters so we can process it with very little heat. This better preserves the natural enzymes and flavor.