WHPA Summer Meeting – Saturday, July 8, 2017

WHPA Summer Meeting – Saturday, July 8, 2017

The 2017 Wisconsin Honey Producers Association summer meeting will be on Saturday, July 8th at the Lion’s Hall 145 Dearborn St in Red Granite, Wisconsin. Timeline 8:30 a.m. Registration ($20, includes lunch) 9:00 a.m. Welcome — Matt LaForge 9:05 a.m. Bees...
Melanie Kirby to Speak at WHPA Summer Meeting

Melanie Kirby to Speak at WHPA Summer Meeting

Save the Date! WHPA’s Summer Meeting in Redgranite on Saturday, July 8 will feature keynote speaker, Melanie Kirby, owner of Zia Queenbee Co. of northern New Mexico. Melanie Kirby has been keeping bees professionally since 1997- beginning first as a Beekeeping...

VFD Rule and Implementation – What we know to-date

VFD Rule and Implementation – What we know to-date Written by DATCP staff Liz Meils, State Apiarist, and Heather Bartley, Feed Program Specialist As of January 1, 2017 the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Rule is now in effect.  This means that in order to...

Wisconsin Honeybee Pest Management Options 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has issued the Honey Bee Pest Management Options 2017 Guidelines.  Click here for a PDF of the document. Please share these guidelines with your beekeeping...

Tell the FDA honey does not have “Added Sugars”

American Honey Producers Association NEEDS YOUR HELP – Tell the FDA honey does not have “Added Sugars” As you are likely aware by now, the FDA released a rule last year changing nutrition guidance on packaged products, including honey.  They have...
Gordon Waller Retires; DATCP Seeks New Apiary Inspector

Gordon Waller Retires; DATCP Seeks New Apiary Inspector

After 22 seasons, Gordon Waller is retiring from his position as an inspector with the apiary program at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  Gordon spent his summers visiting beekeepers around NW Wisconsin checking hives for...