Spring District Meetings

2023 Spring District Meetings

District Meetings

SOUTHWESTERN DISTRICT February 18th, Phoenix Center, 100 S. Orange Street, Richland Center, WI. 8:30am registration, meeting starts 9am. Guest speaker William Werning on overwintering bees in Wisconsin and Nick Thill, President of WI Honey Producers Association. Contact: Kyle Bomkamp 920-296-8403

WESTERN & CENTRAL DISTRICTFebruary 25th, Knights of Columbus Hall, Tomah, WI. 8:30am. Guest speakers include: Gentle Breeze Honey on field to table marketing; Mitchel Wayne with home queen rearing; Comb Honey Production with Carrie and Dan; 2023 WI Honey Queen and more! Hand on workshop after lunch with queen rearing and comb honey production. Bring your own lunch. Snacks and drinks provided. Contact Dan Ziehli 608-343-0716

NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT – March 5th, Mosquito Hill Nature Center  N3880 Rogers Rd, New London, WI. Doors open 12:30pm. Meeting is from 1:00-4:00pm. Guest speaker via Zoom: Nathalie Steinhauer, Bee Informed Partnership. Bring a dish to pass. Drinks will be provided. Door prizes all afternoon! Contact Chris Hansen 715-369-0383

SOUTHEAST & SOUTHERN DISTRICT  – March 11th, Concord Community Center, W1095 Concord Center Drive, Concord, WI. 1:30-4:30pm. Free for WHPA members. $5 for non-members. Coffee and doughnuts provided. Lots of door prizes! Agenda focused toward the beginner up to the seasoned beekeeper! Connect with local clubs and network with fellow beekeepers. Learn about issues and programs affecting bees and beekeepers and how to get involved. Panel Discussion to include: Varroa mite management from Spring to Fall; Inspections and equalizing colonies; Tips for increasing honey production; Managing the brood nest for better over-wintering, and more! Panel to include Wisconsin beekeepers: Bill Werning (Werning Apiaries, Sullivan, WI), Chad Nelson (Fairy Garden Hives, River Hills, WI), Bryan Bergner (Highlands Honey, Wauwatosa, WI), & Kent Pegorsch (Dancing Bear Apiary, Waupaca, WI). RSVPs encouraged (but not required) to: Tim Wilbanks, Southern District Chair: timwilbanksbees@gmail.com or (319) 321-2494; Charlie Koenen, Southeastern District Chair: beevangelist@gmail.com or (414) 617-7773 or RSVP at EVENT BRITE HERE

NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT March 18th, Knapp Community Center 111 Oak Street, Knapp, WI. Doors open at 9:00 AM   Meeting at 10:00 AM. Bring Items for Queen Auction and potluck lunch. Contact John Spate 715-874-6454