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

 

Spring District Meetings

 

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 daytonkauth@hotmail.com.

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 timwilbanksbees@gmail.com  or call 319-321-2494

March 3 – NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT
1pm at Mosquito Hill Nature Center, New London

Guest speaker Clifford Patz, Patz Maple & Honey Farms; American Beekeeping Federation presentation; Q&A panel. Bring a treat to share!

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

Guest speaker Tim Wilbanks, Heritage Honeybee on “Queens, Nucs, & Packages”; State Bee Inspector Dan Ziehli on “Mites & Problems in the Hive.” Q&A Panel. Pizza lunch.

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 – 4pm at Myrick Park Center, 789 Myrick Park Drive, LaCrosse.

$25/person, includes lunch.

Guest Speaker: Deborah Delaney, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware and Karin Jokela, Xerces Society.

 

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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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