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Welcome to the hive!




Shop our exclusive honeys, body care and other sweet products while assisting Just Iowa Honey to fulfill our mission of protecting our pollinators. 

Tasting honey to gain the full flavor profile is an art!  Read more here!

Creamed Honey on Sale!

Your chance to try new products!


The Honey is incredible. It has what makes Local Honey the best by far - passionately handled with care and love. The packaging was beautifully thought out. Extremely customer friendly. Thank you Just Iowa Honey for your passionate hard work it really shines through your products.

I cannot say enough great things about Just Iowa Honey and Valerie. First of all, the honey is the best tasting I have ever had, second, Val was so nice and accommodating. I had an idea of a wedding gift and she helped me from the start to completing. I ordered 65 jars of honey and she came through. Val will always have a place in our heart. Look no where else for your honey needs. SIMPLY THE BEST!!

Valerie was a dream to work with from start to finish!!! I wanted a custom label for mini hexagon jars and she mocked up several choices for me and made the process so easy. The jars turned out beautifully, I had colleagues gushing over how great they looked. Appreciated her helpfulness every step of the ordering process. I would 100% recommend working with Just Iowa Honey for any honey gift needs!

Closeup of Purple coneflowers, echinacea purpurea, with honey bees photographed in a midwe

We love bees.  And honey.

In that order.

Gift Giving Ideas!


Our Home Business

We operate our business out of our home in northwest Des Moines, near the Merle Hay Mall. We pour the honey as you order your products.,   Read our recommendations for the best customer experience!

The Beekeepers

We have been environmentalists for as long as we can remember.  We ensured that we were role models for our children, demonstrating that each person had an obligation to protect our natural resources.

Our Honey


We often get asked how we can offer and know the varietal of honey.  As a beekeeper, it is important to know the honey-producing trees and plants that are available within a three mile radius of your apiary.

Bee Rescue

If you see a swarm of bees, don't be alarmed and please don't get out a can of bug spray!  Call us, and if honey bees, we can rescue the bees and if not, help you determine what's going on.  

Our Bee Yards

Where you locate your bee colonies ultimately impacts the taste and quality of the honey you harvest each year, as well as the health and well-being of your colonies.  We have taken care to select prime locations in the placement of our colonies.

Honey Event & Gift Favors

Say it in the Sweetest of Ways!

Honey event and gift favors are pure beeliciousness.  Company - wedding - baby shower/gender reveal events, birthdays, or just beecause -  just to name a few!  Customize yours today!

Black Locust Trees Runnells Apiary

Runnells Apiary Flowering Black Locust Trees Providing Nectar for Premium Acacia Honey!

We Know Gift Baskets!
The Iowa State Fair Apiary Judge Agrees!