Spring District Meetings

2020 Spring District Meetings


  • SOUTHWESTERN & SOUTHERN DISTRICTS Joint Meeting – February 29th 10:30am at Fitchburg Library, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg
      • Hannah Gaines-Day (UW Madison Gratton Lab) “How Does the Landscape Influence Honey Bee Hive Success in Wisconsin?”
      • Jim & Karen Belli (Belli Farm, LLC, Old Mill Creek, IL) “Bee Informed Partnership’s Sentinel Apiary Program” and a short discussion on “Tricks & Tactics for Comb Honey Production”
      • Chris Saad (Honey Trails, LLC, Wayne, IL) “How We Do Things: Making Bees Work for Honey Trails, LLC”
      • Updates on activities in the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association-Youth Beekeeper Program, Apiary Inspections, WI Legislative Issues, & more
      • Update from the American Beekeeping Federation-National Legislative Issues, Honey Prices, & more
      • Coffee, water & pastries; Pizza for lunch.
  • NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT – March 1st 1:00pm at Mosquito Hill, New London
    • Guest Speaker, David Westervelt, retired Chief Apiarist, Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
      • “Varroa Mites:  Why Are You Wasting Your Money?! Understanding how to properly monitor your colonies and when to treat.”
      • “How to Keep Ahead of the Small Hive Beetle”
  • CENTRAL DISTRICT – March 7th 9:15am at McMillan Library, 490 East Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids
    • State bee inspector Dan Ziehli will present information on the ELAP program and free hive inspections available from the State
    • Demos of Oxalic Acid vaporizers
    • Discussion of indoor/outdoor/migratory wintering
    • Over wintering reports
    • Short business meeting

    Questions: Dayton Kauth @ 715-886-4030

  •  MEETING WILL HELD AS SCHEDULED ************SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT – March 14th 10:00am at Moraine Park Technical College, 2151 N. Main Street, West Bend
    • Guest Speaker Mary Bammer, Instructional Designer from University of Florida Honey Bee Lab
    • WI Honey Queen
    • WHPA President Kent Pegorsch, Nicaragua Bee Project
    • $5 registration at the door
  • WESTERN DISTRICT – March 14th 8:00am, Myrick Park, 2000 La Crosse Street, La Crosse. $25 includes Lunch
  • **********CANCELLED******* NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT – March 21st, 10:00am (doors open 9:15am) Alliance Church, 501 21st Street N, Menomonee
    • Guest Speaker: Jodi Lepch From Chippewa Valley Tech College Beekeeping Program
    • $2.00 per person registration. Potluck lunch. Bring items for Queen auction.