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
Fall Convention November 1-3, 2018
Hotel Mead 451 E. Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids
Hotel Reservations: 715-423-1500 • Room rate is $89/night
Attend the WHPA Fall Convention November 1-3 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Keynote speaker Ian Steppler of Steppler Farms in Manitoba, Canada; additional presenters include American Beekeeping Federation vice president Tim May, Garett Slater of Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), 2017 Youth Award Recipient Gunner Berning, Rebecca Masterman – University of Minnesota Bee Lab, Jim Belli of Belli Farms, Illinois, beekeepers’ panel, live Honey Queen Auction, Honey Show Contest Kids & Bees Expo, and more!
HONEY BEE POSTER CONTEST
Theme for 2018: Honey Bees: Jobs they do!
Sponsored by WHPA
Divisions: 2nd grade – under; 3rd – 5th grades; 6th – 8th grades; 9th -12 grades
Prizes for each Division: 1st – $35; 2nd – $25; 3rd – $15
1. Entries must be on 11x14 size poster board.
2. Print clearly, on back side: Name, address, age and grade.
3. Include theme in design.
4. All posters become property of WHPA.
Mail by October 26, 2018 to:
S4131A ST. Hwy. 80
Hillsboro, WI 54634
Nominations are being accepted through October 12 for WHPA Awards such as Beekeeper of the Year, Youth Award, Pioneer Award, and more! Submit nominations to Awards Committee Chair Timothy Fulton by October 12. See Awards Form for details. Click here for Awards Form...read more
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
MILWAUKEE, WIS., August 3, 2018 – The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is seeking applicants for the position of 2019 Wisconsin Honey Queen. The 2019 Wisconsin Honey Queen will travel the state promoting the honey and beekeeping industries. The Queen will broaden...read more
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
Is your honey a blue ribbon winner? Enter in the 2018 WI State Fair Honey Show and find out!read more
We welcome all beekeepers and people interested in beekeeping to join the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association!