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)...

Beekeepers develop HoneyBEE app for fun and learning

Dr. Meghan Milbrath, an extension and outreach specialist at Michigan State University, and Tammy Horn Potter, Kentucky State Apiarist, have designed a new app for the development of beekeeping skills through the management of virtual honey bee colonies. The name is...
Wisconsin Honey Queen Kimberly Kester named American Honey Queen

Wisconsin Honey Queen Kimberly Kester named American Honey Queen

Our Wisconsin Honey Queen, Kimberly Kester, was named American Honey Queen at the American Beekeeping Federation’s annual convention Saturday night. Along with Kimberly, Tabitha Mansker, from the state of Texas, was named American Honey Princess. The Wisconsin Honey...

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...

USDA Plans Investment in Midwest for Honey Bee Conservation Work

Madison, Wis. – September 2, 2015 – USDA again plans to provide funding for technical and financial assistance to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees, which play an important role in crop production. The pilot is being renewed in...

USDA to Provide $4 million For Honey Bee Habitat

WASHINGTON, Oct.29, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that more than $4 million in technical and financial assistance will be provided to help farmers and ranchers in the Midwest improve the health of honey bees, which play an important role...

Benefits of Honey – Nature’s Cough Suppressant

Benefits of Honey – Nature’s Cough Suppressant   Honey has been used for centuries to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with a common cold. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, many things can cause a sore throat. These...

Benefits of Honey

Nature’€™s Sweetener Honey is sweet – that’s a given. But did you know that honey also adds a special touch to almost any recipe? It’s the whisper at a party. It’s the sigh after the perfect bite. It’s the nostalgic feeling of childhood. It’s your secret...