WHPA Awards


Beekeeper of the Year

Al Baldwin was awarded Beekeeper of the Year on Saturday, November 3rd at the annual WHPA Fall Convention. Baldwin, a 4th generation beekeeper, is characterized by a quiet, sincere demeanor with a strong work ethic. A fellow beekeeper and neighbor says, “He is one of the hardest working beekeepers we know. He has always exceeded anyone else in his neighborhood and surrounding area; because he has worked harder and longer trying to get the best out of his operation.” Baldwin has been an active and supporting member of the WHPA for decades. As a commercial beekeeper he has helped out on many projects, including the Youth In Beekeeping program in the Southwest District, serving on the Wisconsin Certified Honey Bill committee and testifying in front of the WI State Assembly. He has served on the Research committee and many other committees over the years. He has been a Southwest District Chair and is a member of the American Federation of Beekeepers and American Honey Producers Association. He takes great pride in his award winning honey and we are lucky to know him. Congratulations Al!

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Youth Award

Education Award

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