Join Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge and Louisa County Conservation on Saturday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. for an exciting program about honeybees.

Each year, the Iowa Honey Producers Association chooses a queen to help educate the public about beekeeping and honeybees. Carly Vannoy is this year’s Iowa Honey Queen. She will be sharing her firsthand knowledge of beekeeping, as well as educating participants about honey, honey bees, and the importance of pollinators.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Louisa County Conservation office at (319) 523-8381. You can also visit the Port Louisa website or our Facebook page for more information.

Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge is located six miles northeast of Wapello, Iowa, at 10728 County Road X61. Signs will direct you from Highway 61 or County Road 99.

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