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!

2023 WHPA EVENTS  

Spring District Meetings 

SOUTHWESTERN DISTRICT – February 18 Phoenix Center, Richland Center 

WESTERN & CENTRAL DISTRICT – February 26, Tomah

SOUTHEAST & SOUTHERN DISTRICT  – March 11, Concord Community Center 

NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT – March 18, Alliance Church, Menomonee

NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT – DATE TBA, Mosquito Hill, New London

 

WHPA Summer Meeting June 10, 2023 

 Location TBA

Farm Technology Days July 18-20, 2023 

 Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club Grounds – Baraboo, WI

WI State Fair August 3-13, 2023 

 WI State Fair Park – West Allis, WI

WHPA Fall Convention November 2-4, 2023 

 Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells

 

 

 

Latest News

2022 Beekeeper of the Year, Stephanie Slater

2022 Beekeeper of the Year, Stephanie Slater

Stephanie Slater was honored as the 2022 Beekeeper of the Year by the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association. Slater champions the honey and beekeeping industry in every aspect of her work with local, state, and national beekeeping organizations.
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2023 WI Honey Queen Crowned

2023 WI Honey Queen Crowned

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce Kaelyn Sumner of Cecil, Wisconsin was selected as the 2023 Wisconsin Honey Queen.
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2023 WHPA Youth Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

2023 WHPA Youth Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

Now in its 4th year, the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association announces the application period for the Youth Beekeeper Scholarship 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 scholarship recipients.
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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!