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

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

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

Capped Honey

Here we have a "capped" frame of honey that's ready to be harvested. The bees are working hard.  Here is a f...

Feb 8, 2021

Honey Bear

A Honey Bear full of Wildflower Honey after the fall harvest.

Feb 8, 2021

Wildflower Honey

I love this picture.  One of the girls at work.   A couple bottles of fresh Wildflower honey sitting on top of o...
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