Spring Valley Honey Farms is a family business, owned and operated by Curt and Connie Bronnenberg in Perry, Iowa. Curt is a second generation beekeeper and has been involved in beekeeping his entire life. Spring Valley Honey Farms has been managing honey bees for over 40 years. We currently manage 5,000 honey bee colonies and produce and market over 250,000 pounds of honey annually. All of our honey is produced locally in Boone, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Henry, Lee, Polk, Sac, Story, and Webster counties. Our honey is sold in various sizes from 2 oz. bears to 55 gallon drums. During the summer, we provide pollination services to Iowa orchards. During the cold Iowa winters, we provide pollination services to almond orchards in California. We have expanded our product line to include candles, bath and body products, jewelry, honey bee apparel, and more! Our daughters, Christa, Chelsa, Cara, and Ciera, along with their families, help with bottling the honey, making hand-made bath and beauty products from honey and beeswax, as well as the design and making of several of our products. We also have a full line of bee keeping equipment for sale.
We do not ship outside of the US at this time!
Hello, my name is Christa Bronnenberg. I live in Fort Madison with my husband Sean and our four children, Makenna, Brynley, Quinlan, and Coralyn. Sean is a teacher by trade and during the summer manages anywhere from 400-500 hives in Southeast Iowa. I currently operate a childcare program out of our home. I have many memories of being a young child at our honey house while my parents extracted honey late into the night. As I got older my sister, Chelsa and I started helping with the extracting process. As we got a little older and the business was growing, we started selling our honey in local stores, we would help with the labeling and bottling. I have also helped with the honey route, package season, making lotions, and basically whatever I could help with over the years even after we moved and started a family. I have enjoyed helping at the Iowa State Fair Honey Booth and going to the annual Iowa Honey Producers Meeting for the last seven years to help with the Iowa Honey Queen Program.
Hi, I am Chelsa Bronnenberg, I am a mom of 2! My journey with Spring Valley Honey Farms started out with labeling and bottling years ago, to helping with making lotions and other various products. Fun Fact- I was the 2007 Iowa Honey Queen! I then became a nurse, and recently joined the Spring Valley team again! I am working part time to help our family grow the business. My focus is marketing our honey and other products to increase the locations where you can purchase our honey!
Hi, my name is Cara Bronnenberg-Espinoza. My husband and I have 4 boys, Cassius, Maximilian, Atticus, and Galileo. I have been helping with the business for years by labeling, bottling, and making deliveries. I also help with some of our beauty products and especially enjoy making our hand-made lotions. Recently, I have taken on more hours at the honey house. I am excited to help expand our product line and to invite the community in to explore our shop. My husband, Ricardo, has been employed with Spring Valley for about 10 years and helps to manage the bees. He also has 20 of his own hives that he manages at home.
Hi, I'm Ciera Bronnenberg! One of my very first memories is eating honey from a mason jar lid while my dad bottled honey in our tiny one-room bottling house. From there, I watched our current honey house be built, I saw my parents work hard each day to grow and expand, and I was even able to become more involved with the Iowa Honey Producers Association by serving as the Central Iowa Honey Queen. I've continued to help out as much as I can over the years. How fun it is to see how far they've come, and I couldn't be more excited to watch the business continue to grow. Full time, I am a preschool teacher, part time, I enjoy creating designs, jewelry, apparel, and other fun hand-made items for our shop!