WHPA FALL CONVENTION

WHPA FALL CONVENTION

Fall Convention November 2-4, 2017 Holiday Inn Eau Claire South 4751 Owen Ayres Court Eau Claire, WI View on Google Maps Hotel Reservations: (715) 830-9889 Download Registration Form Keynote Speakers Also featuring a young commercial beekeepers panel, honey show,...

2017 Honey Bee Poster Contest

2017 Honey Bee Poster Contest Honey Bees: Where They Live Divisions: 2nd grade and under; 3-5 grade; 6-8 grade; 9-12 grade Rules: 11”x14” poster board Print name, address, age, & grade clearly on back Include theme in design Posters become property of the WHPA...

Get Ready for the Mite-A-Thon

Varroa mites are one of the greatest threats to honey bee health, honey production, and pollination services. The Honey Bee Health Coalition has been proud to equip beekeepers with the information, tools, and resources they need to detect, monitor, and manage these...
WHPA Summer Meeting – Saturday, July 8, 2017

WHPA Summer Meeting – Saturday, July 8, 2017

The 2017 Wisconsin Honey Producers Association summer meeting will be on Saturday, July 8th at the Lion’s Hall 145 Dearborn St in Red Granite, Wisconsin. Timeline 8:30 a.m. Registration ($20, includes lunch) 9:00 a.m. Welcome — Matt LaForge 9:05 a.m. Bees...
Melanie Kirby to Speak at WHPA Summer Meeting

Melanie Kirby to Speak at WHPA Summer Meeting

Save the Date! WHPA’s Summer Meeting in Redgranite on Saturday, July 8 will feature keynote speaker, Melanie Kirby, owner of Zia Queenbee Co. of northern New Mexico. Melanie Kirby has been keeping bees professionally since 1997- beginning first as a Beekeeping...

VFD Rule and Implementation – What we know to-date

VFD Rule and Implementation – What we know to-date Written by DATCP staff Liz Meils, State Apiarist, and Heather Bartley, Feed Program Specialist As of January 1, 2017 the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Rule is now in effect.  This means that in order to...

Wisconsin Honeybee Pest Management Options 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has issued the Honey Bee Pest Management Options 2017 Guidelines.  Click here for a PDF of the document. Please share these guidelines with your beekeeping...

Tell the FDA honey does not have “Added Sugars”

American Honey Producers Association NEEDS YOUR HELP – Tell the FDA honey does not have “Added Sugars” As you are likely aware by now, the FDA released a rule last year changing nutrition guidance on packaged products, including honey.  They have...
Gordon Waller Retires; DATCP Seeks New Apiary Inspector

Gordon Waller Retires; DATCP Seeks New Apiary Inspector

After 22 seasons, Gordon Waller is retiring from his position as an inspector with the apiary program at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  Gordon spent his summers visiting beekeepers around NW Wisconsin checking hives for...

NRCS Announces EQIP Signup for 2017 Funding, Apply by March 3, 2017

Providing Conservation Practices to Improve Soil Health and Protect Natural Resources Madison, Wis. – January 17, 2017 − Farmers will want to plan ahead and sign up early for USDA conservation funding. Maggie Rhodes, USDA−Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)...