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!

WHPA EVENTS

WHPA FALL CONVENTION

Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2019 

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center

625 West Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 

920.923.1440

Online Registration opens October 1st. Register online now!

Mail-In Registration: Click here to download form

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Jamie Ellis, Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida

John Miller, “sort of retired” 4th generation beekeeper.  Owner of Miller Honey Farms, Inc., of Newcastle, CA., and Gackle, ND – an 18,000 hive commercial beekeeping operation.

Schedule of Events (subject to change) 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

3:00 p.m. Board of Managers Meeting

6:00 p.m. Board Dinner

7:00 p.m.  Budget Committee Meeting

8:00 p.m.  Kids & Bees Committee Meeting

                   Honey Queen Committee Meeting

                   Other Committee Meetings (as needed)

Friday, November 1, 2019

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m. Honey Show entries due

9:00 a.m. Session Opens; Call to Order – President Kent Pegorsch

                 Welcome – Representative from Fond du Lac

9:10 a.m.  Introduction of 2020 HQ Candidates – Mary Kettlewell

9:15 a.m.  Miller Honey – The World According to John – John Miller

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. ABF Update – Tim May, President ABF

11:00 a.m.  Apimondia – Kent Pegorsch

11:30 a.m.  Research Update

12:00 noon Lunch 

1:00 p.m.  Session Continues – Announcements

1:05 p.m. What is Killing Honeybees & What Can We Do About It -Jamie Ellis

2:10 p.m. Bee Informed Partnership – Anne Marie Fauvel

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Business Meeting

Dinner on your own

6:45 p.m. Honey Queen Candidate Presentations

7:00 p.m. Entertainment

7:30 p.m. Wisconsin Honey Queen Fund Auction 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m. Session Opens – Announcements

9:05 a.m. The Birds & the Bees (really just the bees) –Mating Biology of Honeybees -Jamie Ellis

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Year in Review – Sydnie Paulsrud, 2019 Wisconsin Honey Queen

10:45 a.m. The Pillars of Beekeeping – John Miller

12:00 noon  Lunch on your own

1:00–3:00 p.m.          Kids N Bees Expo

1:00 p.m. Session Continues – Announcements

1:05 p.m. Tech Teams Panel

2:05 p.m. Agricultural Synergy – Wisconsin Farm Bureau Vice President Kevin Krentz (invited)

2:35 p.m.  TBD

Free Time

6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour

7:00 p.m. Banquet (Ticket Required)

9:00 p.m. Dance & Social

  

 

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