Spring Meeting March 13 Features Nationally Recognized Speakers!

Spring Meeting March 13 Features Nationally Recognized Speakers!

Due to COVID-19, WHPA Districts will not be holding area spring meetings in-person. Join all WHPA Districts for an evening of virtual beekeeping education on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 6:00-9:00pm. Featured speakers RANDY OLIVER on Varroa Management & Control...
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...
WHPA 2021 Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program Begins 2nd Year

WHPA 2021 Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program Begins 2nd Year

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is sponsoring a Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program for a 2nd year after a successful pilot program.  Scholars will be awarded a 2-year scholarship to a complete 10-frame hive kit, bee suit, gloves, smoker, hive tool, bee...
2020 WHPA Beekeeper of the Year, Keith Penney

2020 WHPA Beekeeper of the Year, Keith Penney

After retiring as vice president of Manufacturing for the Waupaca Foundry, Keith Penney took up beekeeping.  He would agree that it has changed his life for the better as he discovered a love for bees and mentoring. Penney’s work in the WHPA has been as a contributor...
Bill & Susan Palmer Receive Pioneer Award

Bill & Susan Palmer Receive Pioneer Award

Bill and Susan have hearts of gold – honey gold! The Palmers have been members of WHPA since 1993. According to the Palmers, “When we moved from the city to a rural area, one of the first things we did was plant fruit trees.  We patiently waited 3 years for fruit, but...
WHPA Welcomes New District Chairs

WHPA Welcomes New District Chairs

WHPA welcomes Chris Hansen and Missy Moore to the Northeastern and Central Districts where they will each serve as District Chair respectively. Hansen replaces outgoing Northeastern District Chair Dan Piechowski who now serves on the WHPA Board of Directors. Moore was...
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...
Fire Cider Recipe to Fight Cold & Flu

Fire Cider Recipe to Fight Cold & Flu

CREDIT GOES TO  https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/ for this recipe: An immune-boosting health tonic with fresh horseradish, ginger, garlic, onions, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar and honey. Recipe inspired and adapted from Mountain Rose Herbs. INGREDIENTS 1/2...