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 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
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
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
There were 830 people from throughout the United States and Canada attended the recent American Beekeeping Federation convention held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from January 8 - 12. Each day had a renowned researcher open the meeting with their latest research. ...read more
We welcome all beekeepers and people interested in beekeeping to join the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association!