Spring District Meetings

2024 Spring District Meetings

District Meetings

WESTERN DISTRICT Saturday, February 24th, Knights of Columbus Hall, 202 E. Juneau Street, Tomah, WI. 8:30am. Guest Speaker: Tim Wilbanks, Heritage Honeybee: how nucs & packages are made. Afternoon workshops include disease ID; queen rearing; equipment construction, wintering colonies and feed; tips and tricks and more! Snacks & Drinks provided; Bring your own lunch (microwave on site). Contact Dan Ziehli 608-343-0716 or danziehli@gmail.com.

NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT – Saturday, February 24th at 10:00am – 2:00pm at Hansen Honey Farm, 3279 US-8, Rhinelander, WI. Potluck Lunch with meat and drinks provided. Please bring a dish to share! Panel discussion to focus on sideliner beekeepers. Contact Chris Hansen 715-369-0383.

NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT – Saturday, March 2nd at 10:30am to 4:00pm. Doors open at 10:30am with social event and potluck. Main meat provided, please bring a dish to pass. Meting will open at 12:00pm Guest speaker Brooke Nikkila from Univ. of MN Bee Squad, “Understanding the Link between Mites and Viruses”; Queen Rearing: Cells vs. Virgins; Brood Disease Diagnosis and more! Cameron Community Hall, Cameron WI. Contact Mitchel Wayne  715.495.0679; northwestdistrictchair@gmail.com

SOUTHEAST & SOUTHERN DISTRICT  – Saturday, March 9th, 1:30-4:30pm at Concord Community Center, W1095 Concord Center Drive, Concord, WI.  RSVP HERE. Free for WHPA members. $5 for non-members. Coffee and doughnuts provided. Lots of door prizes! Panel discussion includes local Wisconsin beekeepers: Doug Koltermann (Koltermann Farms, Mukwonago, WI), Stephanie Slater (Jam Session Honey & Preserves, Elkhorn, WI), Sarah Stern (Concord Farms, Sullivan, WI), & Sarah O’Shea (Good Land Honey, Whitefish Bay, WI). Network and get to know other beekeepers in the area. Form relationships in the beekeeping community that provide resources and knowledge that go beyond the hive. Vendors welcome–contact Tim Wilbanks (319-321-2494) timwilbanksbees@gmail.com or Charlie Koenen (414-617-7773) beevangelist@gmail.com for vendor details and plan to arrive early for set up.

CENTRAL DISTRICT – Saturday, March 23rd from 9am – 12pm at Par 4 Resort, 201 Foxfire Dr.  Waupaca, WI Coffee & donuts provided/$5 for non-members. Mitchel Wayne to discuss queen rearing from hobbyist and beyond. Marty Mykisen presents on overwintering strategies. Beekeepers Q&A Panel. Contact Marty Mykisen 920.427.4695; mykisen@mykisen.com

SOUTHWESTERN DISTRICT Saturday, April 13th at Gays Mills Community Center. 8:30am check-in; 9:00am start time. Guest speakers: Matt Fassbinder will discuss his commercial operation and overwintering on the Iowa-Wisconsin border. Jessica from the Univ. of Minnesota Bee Lab will talk about their current research. Discussions on mite treatments and spring splits too!  Contact: Kyle Bomkamp 920-296-8403