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

 

Spring District Meetings

 

February 16 – SOUTHWESTERN DISTRICT                                                  Phoenix Bowl & Banquet Center
100 Orange Street (Hwy 14), Richland Center.
8am Registration; 8:30am Program Begins
Guest speakers WHPA President Kent Pegorsch; DATCP Bee Inspector Dan Ziehli, Lunch, Breakout Sessions, Silent Auction
RSVP with Shelly Astle 608.489.2456 for lunch count

March 2 – CENTRAL DISTRICT
9:30am  (library opens at 9) at McMillan Library,                                                 490 East Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids                                                        Michele Moore of Oasis Honey Co. will talk about her business, including her first year wintering bees indoors. USDA rep. will discuss programs for aid in planting for bees and other pollinators.  Open discussion of changes in management to deal with changing weather patterns. Report on the ABF convention, overwintering reports and short business meeting.         Questions: Dayton Kauth 715-886 4030 or daytonkauth@hotmail.com.

March 2 – SOUTHERN DISTRICT
9am – 2pm at Milton Middle School Auditorium                                                     20 E. Madison Avenue, Milton                                                                            Guest Speakers: Ana Heck–Program Manager for Univ. of Minnesota Bee Squad “Keeping Bees Alive: Making a Plan for Varroa” and Hannah Gaines Day – Gratton Lab, Dept. of Entomology at UW-Madison, “Honey Bee Research Projects Here in Wisconsin”                                                                          Beekeeper Panel Discussion: “What’s working for you and your bees?”  Updates and reports from representatives of local clubs, WHPA, and American Beekeeping Federation                                                                                         Lunch Break  Drinks & Pizza by the slice (minimal $)                                        RSVP or information:  Tim Wilbanks at timwilbanksbees@gmail.com  or call 319-321-2494

March 3 – NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT
1pm at Mosquito Hill Nature Center, New London

March 9 – NORTHERN DISTRICT
9:30am at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
29270 County Hwy G, Ashland; Potluck – please bring dish to pass. Guest speaker – Matt Schultz, commercial beekeeper from Reedsburg, WI.

March 9 – SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT
10am (doors open 9:30am) at Moraine Park Technical College                      2151 N. Main Street, West Bend

March 16 – NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT
10am at Knapp Community Center, Knapp, WI                                                Doors open 9:15am. Guest Speakers-  Matt Schultz—commercial beekeeper, Reedsburg, WI and Kent Pegorsch, President WHPA. Q & A panel discussion. Hive tool collection. Pot luck lunch. Business meeting after lunch. Please bring items for Queen auction. Contact John Spate for more information. Ph 715-874-6454

March 16 – WESTERN DISTRICT                                                                            9am at Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse                       Guest Speaker: Deborah Delaney, Associate Professor of Agriculture, University of Delaware

Latest News

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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2018 Honey Bee Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Honey Bee Poster Contest Winners! The 2018 Theme: Honey Bees, Jobs They Do resulted in over 100 entries. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards are sponsored by the WI Honey Producers Association.

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Join WHPA

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