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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Feb 8, 2021

Snowy Hives

Bee Hives covered in snow - Early 2019

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. ...

Feb 8, 2021

About the Queen Bee

Supersedure Queen Cells.  Notice how they are larger that the rest of the cells in the comb. Here is a pic...

Feb 8, 2021

About Honeycomb

Honey strands pulled  between pieces of comb. Here is a picture of some Swarm Queen cells on the bottom of...

Feb 8, 2021

Bee Hives

In this picture you can see some bees at work with a few Honey Supers on the hives.

Feb 8, 2021

Bee Swarm

Here is a swarm of bees usurping, or moving into, an already inhabited bee hive.

Feb 8, 2021

About Honey Bees

Here is one of my busy bees visiting a "Sundrop" on a mid June afternoon.

Feb 8, 2021


Sunflowers are a staple summer flower for the bees to visit.    

Feb 7, 2021

Bearding Bees

  This is a colony of bees "bearding" on the outside of the hive on a hot summer day.   They do this to cool off and...
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