2019 SPRING DISTRICT MEETINGS

February 16 – SOUTHWESTERN DISTRICT

Phoenix Bowl & Banquet Center
100 Orange Street (Hwy 14), Richland Center.
8am Registration; 8:30am Program Begins
Guest speakers WHPA President Kent Pegorsch; DATCP Bee Inspector Dan Ziehli
Lunch, Breakout Sessions, Silent Auction
RSVP with Shelly Astle 608.489.2456 for lunch count

March 2 – CENTRAL DISTRICT
9:30am  (library opens at 9) at McMillan Library,                                                                                                                                                                                                              490 East Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids                                                       

Michele Moore of Oasis Honey Co. will talk about her business, including her first year wintering bees indoors. USDA rep. will discuss programs for aid in planting for bees and other pollinators.  Open discussion of changes in management to deal with changing weather patterns. Report on the ABF convention, overwintering reports and short business meeting. Questions: Dayton Kauth 715-886 4030 or daytonkauth@hotmail.com.

March 2 – SOUTHERN DISTRICT
9am – 2pm at Milton Middle School Auditorium  20 E. Madison Avenue, Milton                                                                           

Guest Speakers: Ana Heck–Program Manager for Univ. of Minnesota Bee Squad “Keeping Bees Alive: Making a Plan for Varroa” and Hannah Gaines Day – Gratton Lab, Dept. of Entomology at UW-Madison, “Honey Bee Research Projects Here in Wisconsin.” Beekeeper Panel Discussion: “What’s working for you and your bees?”  Updates and reports from representatives of local clubs, WHPA, and American Beekeeping Federation                                                                                         

Lunch Break  Drinks & Pizza by the slice (minimal $)                                       

RSVP or information:  Tim Wilbanks at timwilbanksbees@gmail.com  or call 319-321-2494

March 3 – NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT
1pm at Mosquito Hill Nature Center, New London

March 9 – NORTHERN DISTRICT
9:30am at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
29270 County Hwy G, Ashland

Potluck – please bring dish to pass. Guest speaker – Matt Schultz, commercial beekeeper from Reedsburg, WI.

March 9 – SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT
10am (doors open 9:30 am) at Moraine Park Technical College, 2151 N. Main Street, West Bend

March 16 – NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT
10am at Knapp Community Center, Knapp, WI  Doors open 9:15am.

Guest Speakers-  Matt Schultz—commercial beekeeper, Reedsburg, WI and Kent Pegorsch, President WHPA. Q & A panel discussion. Hive tool collection. Pot luck lunch. Business meeting after lunch. Please bring items for Queen auction. Contact John Spate for more information. Ph 715-874-6454

March 16 – WESTERN DISTRICT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         9am at Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Drive, La Crosse

Guest Speaker: Deborah Delaney, Associate Professor of Agriculture, University of Delaware