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State Fair Sweet as Honey Cookie Competition

Destination Culinary Utopia – All aboard to discover the most melt-in-your-mouth cookie that is made with sweet and delicious Wisconsin honey. This is an experience you don’t want to pass up. Let shimmering honey sparkle throughout your cookie masterpiece.

Entry deadline: June 10, 2015

Contest drop off*: Friday, August 7, 2015, 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Contest judging: Friday, August 7, 2015, 2:30 pm

Contest location: Horticulture, Craft & Culinary Pavilion

New State Bee Inspector Named

DATCP is pleased to announce the selection of Daniel Ziehli as a State Apiary Inspector, filling the vacancy left by Craig Petros’ retirement.  Dan is a second-generation beekeeper who recently retired from a career in the Air Force as an equipment mechanic.  Last year he began commercial apiary operations on his own, specializing in honey production and limited pollination activities.
Dan has been very active in the local beekeeping community, and we look forward to the wide range of knowledge, skills and experience he brings to the position.  He will officially start on May 4, and will be based out of his home in Monticello.  Please join us in welcoming Dan to the Bureau!