2024 WI Honey Queen Crowned

2024 WI Honey Queen Crowned

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce that Sadie Goettl of Berlin, Wisconsin was selected as the 2024 Wisconsin Honey Queen. Sadie is the daughter of Tammy and Tony Goettl. A graduate of Berlin High School, Sadie is a student at the University...
Pam Jahnke Receives Lee Heine Good People Award

Pam Jahnke Receives Lee Heine Good People Award

Pam Jahnke Receives Lee Heine Good People Award In November 2023, the WHPA named Pam Jahnke, “The Fabulous Farm Babe” from the Midwest Farm Report as the inaugural recipient of the Lee Heine Good People Award. Pam was awarded this WHPA-sponsored national...
2024 WHPA Youth Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

2024 WHPA Youth Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is sponsoring a Youth Beekeeper Scholarship Program, now entering its 5th 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...
2023 Beekeeper of the Year, Elizabeth Renstrom

2023 Beekeeper of the Year, Elizabeth Renstrom

On November 4, 2023, Elizabeth Renstrom was honored as WHPA 2023 Beekeeper of the Year at the annual Fall Convention in Brookfield, WI. The Beekeeper of the Year Award is presented each year to a member who has made a significant contribution to the honey production...
Clifford Patz Honored with Pioneer Award

Clifford Patz Honored with Pioneer Award

The WHPA honored Clifford Patz of Pound, WI with the 2023 Pioneer Award! Clifford Patz has been a member of WHPA many years and has been a familiar smiling face at countless summer meetings and conventions. He is also an active member of the American Beekeeping...
Make Your Voice Heard! Contact Your Legislator About the HIVE Act!

Make Your Voice Heard! Contact Your Legislator About the HIVE Act!

Below is a message from American Beekeeping Federation President Dan Winter. WHPA members  – and non-members too – are encouraged to contact their federal Congressmen and Senators to encourage support for the HIVE Act. For questions about the HIVE Act,...
WHPA Announces The Lee Heine ‘Good People’ Award

WHPA Announces The Lee Heine ‘Good People’ Award

The Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is proud to announce a new national award entitled, the Lee Heine ‘Good People’ Award in honor of Lee Heine, a longtime friend and leader in the beekeeping industry who passed away in 2021 after a courageous battle with...
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 is hosting 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...