2022 Beekeeper of the Year, Stephanie Slater

2022 Beekeeper of the Year, Stephanie Slater

On November 5, 2022, Stephanie Slater was honored as WHPA’s 2022 Beekeeper of the Year at the annual Fall Convention in Brookfield, WI. Stephanie became an active volunteer with WHPA almost immediately upon deciding to take up beekeeping several years ago. She is...
2023 WI Honey Queen Crowned

2023 WI Honey Queen Crowned

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce that Kaelyn Sumner of Cecil, Wisconsin was selected as the 2023 Wisconsin Honey Queen at their annual convention held in Brookfield, WI.  Kaelyn is the daughter of Robert and Traci Sumner of Cecil,...
John Spate Honored with Pioneer Award

John Spate Honored with Pioneer Award

The 2022 Pioneer Award winner, John Spate is described as a loyal, dedicated volunteer for the WHPA.  Serving as WHPA Northeastern District Chairperson for many years, he encourages membership within the organization by attending county beekeeping organization...
WHPA Bear Committee Opens Bear Loss Report Form

WHPA Bear Committee Opens Bear Loss Report Form

To combat colony losses and apiary damage from bears visiting a beeyard, the WHPA has launched a Bear Loss Report Form where beekeepers can enter their colony losses resulting from nuisance bears. Enter your apiary damage from a bear HERE
Farmer Veteran Coalition of Wisconsin Partners with WHPA District

Farmer Veteran Coalition of Wisconsin Partners with WHPA District

WHPA salutes our veterans! Dan Ziehli, Western District Chair has partnered with Farmer Veteran Coalition of Wisconsin to bring beekeeping training to veterans. The Farmer Veteran Coalition is a nationwide organization bringing veterans assistance and experiences in...
2023 WHPA Youth Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

2023 WHPA Youth Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is sponsoring a Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program, now entering its 4th year.  Scholars will be awarded a 2-year scholarship to a complete 10-frame hive kit, bee suit, gloves, smoker, hive tool, bee brush, and either a 3lb....
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...
Dr. Katie Lee to Speak at WHPA Summer Meeting June 12th

Dr. Katie Lee to Speak at WHPA Summer Meeting June 12th

Join the WHPA on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Hotel Mead, 451 E. Grand Ave. Wisconsin Rapids for the Annual Summer Meeting Room blocked under Wisconsin Honey Producers Association. Please book your room early to take advantage of reduced rate.  Call (800) 843-6323...
2021 WI Honey Queen Announced

2021 WI Honey Queen Announced

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce that Anna Evenson of Cambridge, Wisconsin was selected as the 2021 Wisconsin Honey Queen.  Anna is the daughter of Jeffery and Laura Evenson of Cambridge, Wisconsin.  She is a student the University of...