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!

2021 WHPA EVENTS

WHPA Summer Meeting June 12, 2021 

WHPA Summer Meeting will be held JUNE 12, 2021 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. Keynote Speaker Dr. Katie Lee of Univ. of Minnesota, state and national updates, WI Honey Queen, LB Werks open house and much more! Register online now!

Farm Technology Days July 20-22, 2021 

WHPA will host an educational booth at Farm Technology Days on the Huntsinger Farm near Eau Claire, WI July 20-22. To volunteer with the WHPA at Farm Tech Days, contact Jim Burzynski at 715.644.5681 or email jimbeeman1@yahoo.com

WI State Fair Honey Booth Aug. 5-15, 2021     WHPA has a Honey Booth each year inside the WI Products Pavilion during the WI State Fair in West Allis, WI. Details are forthcoming and volunteers will be needed for this event. For more information, please contact Committee Chair Derald Kettlewell at deraldk@prodigy.net 

WHPA Fall Convention November 4-6, 2021 

WHPA Fall Convention is November 4-6, 2021 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. Keynote speaker, Sue Cobey and much more! Additional speakers, agenda, and registration info to be announced!

 

 

Latest News

Legislative Call to Members

Legislative Call to Members

Legislative Call to Action on Chinese Tallow Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to release two nonnative insects (a moth and a beetle from China) to eventually eradicate the Chinese Tallow tree from many southern states. Tallow has been...

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WHPA 2021 Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program Begins 2nd Year

WHPA 2021 Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program Begins 2nd Year

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association begins its 2nd year of a Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program after a successful first-year pilot program  Selected applicants are awarded a 2-year scholarship that will include a complete 10-frame hive kit, equipment, and a 3lb. package or a nucleus colony of live honey bees.  Mentors are needed for the second round of scholarship recipients.
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2020 WHPA Beekeeper of the Year, Keith Penney

2020 WHPA Beekeeper of the Year, Keith Penney

After retiring as vice president of Manufacturing for the Waupaca Foundry, Keith Penney took up beekeeping.  He would agree that it has changed his life for the better as he discovered a love for bees and mentoring. Penney’s work in the WHPA has been as a contributor...

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Bill & Susan Palmer Receive Pioneer Award

Bill & Susan Palmer Receive Pioneer Award

Bill and Susan have hearts of gold – honey gold! The Palmers have been members of WHPA since 1993. According to the Palmers, “When we moved from the city to a rural area, one of the first things we did was plant fruit trees.  We patiently waited 3 years for fruit, but...

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Caring for Honey Bees in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources for Agricultural Operations

The COVID-19 Toolkit lists resources provided by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) for agricultural organizations as they prepare for potential impacts of COVID-19 on their business operations.
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Best Management Practices for Mite Control in WI

Best Management Practices for Mite Control in WI

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.
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We welcome all beekeepers and people interested in beekeeping to join the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association!