Bees & Beer at WHPA Summer Meeting June 11th

Bees & Beer at WHPA Summer Meeting June 11th

Join WHPA on June 11th at O’so Brewing Company in Plover, WI Join beekeepers on June 10 at 6:30pm for a summer social at O’so Brewing Company for an evening of bees & beer! Guest speakers from Univ. MN Bee Lab, WI Honey Queen Shannon Lamb, beekeeping...
Volunteers Needed at WI State Fair Honey Booth August 4-14, 2022

Volunteers Needed at WI State Fair Honey Booth August 4-14, 2022

The WI State Fair Honey Booth Needs Volunteers August 4-14! The Wisconsin State Fair is the WHPA’s only fundraiser of the year. The WHPA Honey Booth is a State Fair anchor in the Wisconsin Products Pavilion. Beekeepers from across Wisconsin educate and promote honey...
WHPA Bear Committee Opens Bear Loss Report Form

WHPA Bear Committee Opens Bear Loss Report Form

To combat colony losses and apiary damage from bears visiting a beeyard, the WHPA has launched a Bear Loss Report Form where beekeepers can enter their colony losses resulting from nuisance bears. Enter your apiary damage from a bear HERE
2022 WI Honey Queen Crowned

2022 WI Honey Queen Crowned

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce that Shannon Lamb of Dane, Wisconsin was selected as the 2022 Wisconsin Honey Queen.  Shannon is the daughter of Sandra Helt of Dane, Wisconsin.  She is a May 2021 graduate of the University of Wisconsin –...
2021 Beekeeper of the Year, Doug Hauke

2021 Beekeeper of the Year, Doug Hauke

On November 6, 2021 Doug Hauke was honored as WHPA’s 2021 Beekeeper of the Year at the annual Fall Convention in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. As a boy, Doug wanted nothing to do with the bees on his father’s dairy farm. He headed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison...
Tim & Lois Fulton Receive 2021 Pioneer Award

Tim & Lois Fulton Receive 2021 Pioneer Award

The 2021 Pioneer Award winners, Tim & Lois Fulton have been beekeepers for over 25 years.  They are a small-scale honey producer specializing in local, seasonal raw honey, creamed honey, beeswax candles, beeswax wood sealer and conditioner, and propolis. They can...
WHPA Welcomes New District Chairs

WHPA Welcomes New District Chairs

WHPA welcomes Chris Hansen and Missy Moore to the Northeastern and Central Districts where they will each serve as District Chair respectively. Hansen replaces outgoing Northeastern District Chair Dan Piechowski who now serves on the WHPA Board of Directors. Moore was...
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...
2022 WHPA Youth Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

2022 WHPA Youth Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is sponsoring a Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program, now entering its 3rd year.  Scholars will be awarded a 2-year scholarship to a complete 10-frame hive kit, bee suit, gloves, smoker, hive tool, bee brush, and either a 3lb....
Kids and Bees Expo

Kids and Bees Expo

Every year as part of the WHPA annual convention, member organize the Kids & Bees Expo The Expo offers the opportunity for kids to learn more about bees and honey. Kids attending have the opportunity to experience the following: See an observation hive with live...
Dr. Katie Lee to Speak at WHPA Summer Meeting June 12th

Dr. Katie Lee to Speak at WHPA Summer Meeting June 12th

Join the WHPA on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Hotel Mead, 451 E. Grand Ave. Wisconsin Rapids for the Annual Summer Meeting Room blocked under Wisconsin Honey Producers Association. Please book your room early to take advantage of reduced rate.  Call (800) 843-6323...