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

Spring Time with the Bees

Hives that have been split in the spring...     New bees on an, "orientation flight" after being introduced ...

Feb 8, 2021

Gray Bee

Notice the grey in this bee?  

Feb 8, 2021

Dean Coleman, the beekeeper

Hey, its me!  Your friendly neighborhood beekeeper...

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

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

Honey Bear

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

Feb 8, 2021


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

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...

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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