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!

2022 WHPA EVENTS 

WHPA Summer Meeting June 11, 2022  

Oso Brewery in Plover, WI near Wisconsin Rapids. Evening social on June 10th. Registration and details HERE.

Farm Technology Days July 12-14 , 2022  

Roehl Acres of Loyal in Clark County, WI

WI State Fair Honey Booth Aug. 4-14, 2022  

Wisconsin Products Pavilion, WI State Fair in West Allis, WI

WHPA Fall Convention November 3-5, 2022 

 Embassy Suites, Brookfield, WI

Latest News

Bees & Beer at WHPA Summer Meeting June 11th

Bees & Beer at WHPA Summer Meeting June 11th

The 2022 Summer Meeting will be held June 11 at O'so Brewing Company in Plover, WI. Guest speakers from Univ. MN Bee Lab, WI Honey Queen Shannon Lamb, beekeeping panels, WI Apiary program coordinator and more! Join beekeepers for a summer social on June 10 at 6:30pm at O'so Brewing Company for an evening of bees & beer!
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2022 WI Honey Queen Crowned

2022 WI Honey Queen Crowned

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce that Shannon Lamb of Dane, Wisconsin was selected as the 2022 Wisconsin Honey Queen.
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2021 Beekeeper of the Year, Doug Hauke

2021 Beekeeper of the Year, Doug Hauke

On November 6, 2021 Doug Hauke was honored as WHPA’s 2021 Beekeeper of the Year at the annual Fall Convention in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. As a boy, Doug wanted nothing to do with the bees on his father's dairy farm. He headed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study bacteriology and virology.  While there, he worked several seasons at the University’s bee lab. The bee research experience changed his thinking.  It convinced him he was destined to raise bees back home and by 1980 he owned the family business.
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Tim & Lois Fulton Receive 2021 Pioneer Award

Tim & Lois Fulton Receive 2021 Pioneer Award

The 2021 Pioneer Award winners, Tim & Lois Fulton have been beekeepers for over 25 years.  They are a small-scale honey producer specializing in local, seasonal raw honey, creamed honey, beeswax candles, beeswax wood sealer and conditioner, and propolis. They can...

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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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Join WHPA

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