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
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
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 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 9:30am) 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, LaCrosse.
Guest Speaker: Deborah Delaney, Associate Professor of Agriculture, University of Delaware
Ian Steppler is a 3rd generation farmer in Miami, Manitoba Canada. Nearly 10 years ago his brothers, parents and family restructured the family farm into a company and have since expanded into large grain, cattle and beekeeping operation. Ian bought his first 4 hives...read more
The Seed A Legacy program offers free, or heavily discounted pollinator seed (depending on the size of the project) to projects on private, public and corporate lands in 11 states. The program is currently accepting online application until March 31st. Learn more about the program and the BBHF and submit an application at: http://beeandbutterflyfund.org/habita…/seed-a-legacy-programread more
We welcome all beekeepers and people interested in beekeeping to join the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association!