Please consider nominating a fellow beekeeper(s) for recognition of their accomplishments, contributions, and efforts in the field of beekeeping. The Awards committee seeks members to consider the following:
Beekeeper of the Year: This is a WHPA member who has not previously received the award. Nominations are sought for someone who has made a significant contribution to the honey production industry in Wisconsin, has been an active leader in your local county organization, WHPA and/or ABF, and who stands out as a model of good husbandry, business dealings, and respected in the community.
Pioneer Award: A valued member of WHPA who is at least 65 years old and has never received this award. This person is a life-long learner, always curious and engaged in seeking new skills, and is willing to share his/her knowledge with fellow beekeepers. This would be someone whom you would recommend without reservation, to mentor a new beekeeper.
Education Award: Some beekeepers love to share their knowledge and understanding of beekeeping with others. This person is an accomplished presenter in the area of bees and beekeeping and readily shares the fascinating world of honeybees to garden clubs, community education programs, and local bee clubs.
Youth Award: A WHPA member who is under the age of 20 and who has shown a strong interest and aptitude in beekeeping. This is someone you would be proud to support as a young beekeeper.
In the past, the committee has also awarded Special Recognition Awards for, distinguished service, appreciation, etc