Sweet Endeavors Honey

Welcome to Sweet Endeavors Honey!

My name is Dean Coleman and I am the owner of Sweet Endeavors Honey.  

Founded in 2016, we are a locally owned and operated apiary conveniently located right here in Ankeny, Iowa.  

We currently manage several bee hives around the area and add more hives each year.  

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Jun 4, 2021

Madrid 2021 Summer Farmer's Market

Please join us for the 2021 Madrid Famer's Market this summer.June 5th and 19th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 NoonAt East 3rd...

Jun 4, 2021

Bondurant Farmers Market

The Bondurant Farmers Market is held every Wednesday night, May through October, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Park l...


Shipping Information

We currently are hand delivering within the Des Moines, Iowa metro for $10.

We will ship every week on Monday or Tuesday. Orders will come via Speedy Delivery, UPS or USPS.

Pick up Information

Pick-up is free in Des Moines and Story City. Please contact us directly to make arrangements or choose pick-up at checkout and we will contact you.

Blog posts

Mar 8, 2022

Best New Local Store

Award Winner Finalist - Best New Local Store   

Feb 8, 2021

Bees in Winter

Bee hives in winter... Did you know that Honey Bees don’t hibernate during the winter? They are actually very a...

Feb 8, 2021

Snowy Hives

Bee Hives covered in snow - Early 2019

Feb 8, 2021

Honey Processing and Extraction

Howey right off the comb, coming out of the extractor, through a filter, and ready to be bottled.

Feb 8, 2021

What is Burr Comb vs. Ladder Comb?

Sometimes the bees get overly ambitious and build extra comb in places we don't wat it.  Depending on where they ...

Feb 8, 2021

Traveling with Bees in the Car

How many bees do you want in your car?  In this pictures I have somewhere around 150,000 of them in mine.

Feb 8, 2021

Summer Bees

Did you know that during summer, a healthy bee hive will have around 50,000 bees in each colony and the vast ma...

Feb 8, 2021

Bees Socializing

bees are a social insect.  They groom each other, share job duties, and even literally support  each other. ...
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