Protecting the honey producing industry in Wisconsin

Improving marketing for Wisconsin honey and bee products

Supporting educational programs and promoting awareness

Providing resources for Wisconsin's beekeeper community

Whether you’re a beekeeper, thinking of becoming one, looking to buy local honey,
or just curious about the importance of bees in our ecosystem, the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is here for you!

Wisconsin State Fair

Try honey varieties and see live bees in the observation hive at the WHPA Honey Booth at the State Fair August 2-12, 2018!

Honey Queen

Honey Queen

The Wisconsin Honey Queen spends the year traveling the state to educate the public and promote Wisconsin’s beekeeping and honey industry.

New Beekeepers

Beekeeping is an amazing learning experience that is immensely rewarding, though at times, considerably frustrating.

Find Local Honey

Find Local Honey

Find a Wisconsin honey producer near you, healthy bee-related products, local beekeepers, and helpful beekeeper resources.

Upcoming WHPA Events


Fall Convention November 1-3, 2018

Wisconsin Rapids

Hotel Mead     451 E. Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Hotel Reservations: 715-423-1500 • Room rate is $89/night

Attend the WHPA Fall Convention November 1-3 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Keynote speaker Ian Steppler of Steppler Farms in Manitoba, Canada; additional presenters include American Beekeeping Federation vice president Tim May, Garett Slater of Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), 2017 Youth Award Recipient Gunner Berning, Rebecca Masterman – University of Minnesota Bee Lab, Jim Belli of Belli Farms, Illinois, beekeepers’ panel, live Honey Queen Auction, Honey Show Contest Kids & Bees Expo, and more!

Click here for registration form!


Theme for 2018: Honey Bees: Jobs they do!

Sponsored by WHPA

Divisions: 2nd grade – under; 3rd – 5th grades; 6th – 8th grades; 9th -12 grades

Prizes for each Division: 1st – $35; 2nd – $25; 3rd – $15


1. Entries must be on 11x14 size poster board.

2. Print clearly, on back side: Name, address, age and grade.

3. Include theme in design.

4. All posters become property of WHPA.

Mail by October 26, 2018 to:

Shelly Astle/W.H.P.A.

S4131A ST. Hwy. 80

Hillsboro, WI 54634

Latest News

Canadian Beekeeper Keynote Speaker at Fall Convention

Canadian Beekeeper Keynote Speaker at Fall Convention

Ian Steppler is a 3rd generation farmer in Miami, Manitoba Canada. Nearly 10 years ago his brothers, parents and family restructured the family farm into a company and have since expanded into large grain, cattle and beekeeping operation. Ian bought his first 4 hives...

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Wisconsin Honey Queen Program Accepting Applications

MILWAUKEE, WIS., August 3, 2018 – The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is seeking applicants for the position of 2019 Wisconsin Honey Queen. The 2019 Wisconsin Honey Queen will travel the state promoting the honey and beekeeping industries. The Queen will broaden...

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Best Management Practices for Mite Control in WI

Best Management Practices for Mite Control in WI

WHPA issues a Best Management Practices for Varroa mite control in Wisconsin. Beekeepers from hobbyist to commercial scale are challenged by controlling Varroa mite infestations in their colonies. This document is intended to educate Wisconsin beekeepers on factors to be considered when choosing methods to control mites as well as give a brief biological sketch of the mite.

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We welcome all beekeepers and people interested in beekeeping to join the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association!