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Looking for honey from local hives; raw honey with local pollen, Manuka honey, honey in combs or other types of honey in the greater metropolitan Des Moines area of Iowa?  Scroll down this page and you will see the aall of thoses in the greater metropolitan Des Moines area of Iowa, sorted by county. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

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Updates for February 2020

February The bees have been busy and there's plenty of honey available now!

Local Honey listings, by county

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Adair County

Boone County

Clarke County

Dallas County

  • Patch's Pumpkins & Honey Farm - Honey (retail), Clover honey, Crystallized honey, Raw honeys, Strained honey, Other honey products, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, Bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    35588 L Lane, Adel, IA 50003. Phone: 515-834-9092. Alternate Phone: 515-490-1924. Fax: 515-834-9092. Email: cary@iowapumpkinpatch.com. Open: Saturday and Sundays 10 am to 5 pm, September 29, 2012 through Saturday October 27, 2012; We are close during the day on Sunday October 28; School tours or group outings welcome durring the week; Please call to reserve your time slot; Haunted Corn Maze "Field of Screams" October 27th through October 31st, 7 pm to 10 pm. Directions: The Patch and Corn Maze is visible from Interstate 80 and most easily reached from I80. Use exit 106 and proceed north one half (1/2) mile. If from Des Moines that will be a right turn at the top of the exit 106 ramp. Turn right or east on 350th street, which is gravel, and travel again for one half (1/2) Mile. Turn right on the dead end. The road naturally curves left at this point; be sure to turn right here and do not take the curve. The patch is at the end of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Additional activities include pumpkin cannon, corn cannons, gourd gun, duck races and fire pit rentals.
  • Wills Family Orchard - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, farm animals
    33130 Panther Creek Road, Adel, IA 50003. Phone: 515-321-1847. Email: info@willsfamilyorchard.com. Open: Saturdays in August, from 10 am to 4 pm; Saturdays and Sundays in September and October; Hours listed at website. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 14, 2015)

Greene County

Guthrie County

Hamilton County

Hardin County

Jasper County

Lucas County

Madison County

  • The Pumpkin Ranch - Honey (retail), Comb honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, school tours
    2425 Hiatt Apple Trail, Winterset, IA 50273. Phone: 515-490-9281. Email: info@thepumpkinranch.com. Open: Call or check website for seasonal hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Go to website for complete directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We have fun and adventure for all ages. Try the zip lines, giant slides, tennis ball launchers, horseback riding, obstacle course, and more.
  • Upstream Gardens & Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Comb honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked
    5987 Ne 88th Street, Altoona, IA 50009. Phone: 515-957-1303. Open: Late April through October; Hours vary with the season, please call, email, or Facebook message to inquire about availability and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. See our Facebook feed for what is available now!. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: June 08, 2015)

Mahaska County

Marion County

Marshall County

Polk County

  • Allsup's Farm Pumpkinville and Corn Maze - Honey (retail), Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    618 Center Avenue South, Mitchellville, IA 50169. Phone: (515) 710-2843. Email: Pumpkinville@mchsi.com. Open: Open daily July through October from 10 am to 8 pm. Directions: East of Des Moines 12 miles from NE mixmaster on I-80 to exit 149. South to 6th Street. Left on 6th to Center Avenue South. Right on Center Avenue South and follow through town. We are located 2 blocks south of Caseys on the west side of road. Alternate route from south: From Highway 163 turn north on NE 112th Street to stop sign. Continue north 1 mile on west side of road. Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open from July 30 through October 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 24, 2019)
  • Just Iowa Honey - Honey (retail), Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Crystallized honey, Raw honeys, Strained honey, Whipped honey, The bees forage in areas not sprayed with chemicals, Honey from hives on the farm
    4609 Crestmoor Dr, Des Moines, IA 50310. Phone: (515) 278-4835. Alternate Phone: (515) 306-3234. Email: justiowahoney@gmail.com. Open: No retail location, but available by telephone, Facebook or our website all year around; We also are at the Iowa State Fairground Flea Market, which is the first weekend of each Monday Thursday, typically October - January; November and December 2019, the Flea Market is at the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are local beekeepers with apiaries in the Des Moines and Runnells Iowa locale. We offer three varietals of pure, raw honey (Linden/Basswood, Wildflower and Clover honey), creamed honey in four flavors, comb honey, and organic lip balm. We started beekeeping to give back to the environment and a depleted ecosystem, but have become enamored with these creatures that have so much to teach us.". (ADDED: October 11, 2019)
  • North River Adventure Farm - Raw honeys, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals
    2768 U.s. highway 65 / 69, Carlisle , IA 50047. Phone: 515-689-8349. Alternate Phone: 515-587-6640. Fax: 515-287-6640. Email: steiglederm@aol.com. Open: All of October Friday 4 pm to 10 pm,Sat 10am to 10 pm ,Sun noon to 6 pm October 29th - 31st 4 pm to 10 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: south side of Des Moines takeS.E.14th street south / or ushwy 65 south and look for signs. About 1 1/2 miles south of Des Moines. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Upstream Gardens & Orchard - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Comb honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked
    5987 Ne 88th Street, Altoona, IA 50009. Phone: 515-957-1303. Open: Late April through October; Hours vary with the season, please call, email, or Facebook message to inquire about availability and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. See our Facebook feed for what is available now!. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.

Powershiek County

Story County

Tama County

Warren County