Protecting the honey producing industry in Wisconsin
Improving marketing for Wisconsin honey and bee products
Supporting educational programs and promoting awareness
Providing resources for Wisconsin's beekeeper community
Whether you’re a beekeeper, thinking of becoming one, looking to buy local honey,
or just curious about the importance of bees in our ecosystem, the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is here for you!
Upcoming WHPA Events
Spring District Meetings
March 2 – CENTRAL DISTRICT
9:30am at McMillan Library, 490 East Grand Ave, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 319-321-2494
March 3 – NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT
1pm at Mosquito Hill Nature Center, New London
Guest speaker Clifford Patz, Patz Maple & Honey Farms; American Beekeeping Federation presentation; Q&A panel. Bring a treat to share!
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 9:30am) at Moraine Park Technical College, 2151 N. Main Street, West Bend
Guest speaker Tim Wilbanks, Heritage Honeybee on “Queens, Nucs, & Packages”; State Bee Inspector Dan Ziehli on “Mites & Problems in the Hive.” Q&A Panel. Pizza lunch.
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 – 4pm at Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Drive, LaCrosse.
$25/person, includes lunch.
Guest Speaker: Deborah Delaney, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware and Karin Jokela, Xerces Society.
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 be considered when choosing methods to control mites as well as give a brief biological sketch of the mite.read more
Congratulations to the 2018 Honey Bee Poster Contest Winners! The 2018 Theme: Honey Bees, Jobs They Do resulted in over 100 entries. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards are sponsored by the WI Honey Producers Association.read more
We welcome all beekeepers and people interested in beekeeping to join the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association!