WHPA Summer Meeting

WHPA Summer Meeting

WHPA Summer Meeting June, 10, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton in the Neenah Room –  150 South Nicolet Road, Appleton, WI

Registration Fee: WHPA members $35, non-members $45 (includes lunch)


If you have any issues registering online please call Shelly Astle (608) 489-2456.

HOTEL INFO – DoubleTree by Hilton –  150 South Nicolet Road, Appleton, WI  Rooms are blocked under Wisconsin Honey Producers Association. Please book your room before May 10, 2023 to take advantage of reduced rate. Room block will close after May 10 or when the block is full.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM HERE or call 920-735-9955 to make your reservation.

  • Room Rates: $119 plus tax
  • Hotel has a heated indoor pool, fitness center, onsite restaurant
  • Link to online room reservation CLICK HERE


Friday June 9, 2023

  • 6:30-9:00pm: Social in the hotel bar

Saturday June 10, 2023

Registration Fee – Members $35, Non-members $45 (includes lunch)

7:45am – Doors/Registration Opens & Coffee Clutch
8:30am – Welcome
8:35am – WI Honey Queen Kaelyn Sumner
8:40am – AHPA & ABF Updates
9:00am – Garett Slater USDA/Purdue – “Why are there so many “dud” honey bee drones?”
10:00am – Break / Black Jar Honey Tasting Time
10:15am – Sarah Stern, Concord Farms – “In the Field: Practical Applications in Queen Rearing”
11:15am – Frances Hegarty – WI Apiary Program Coordinator, Dept. of Ag, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP)
11:45am – WI State Fair Update & Black Jar Honey Tasting Time
12:00pm – Lunch (catered)
1:00pm – Garett Slater: “Bee Breeding in the Age of Genomics”
2:00pm – Black Jar Honey Tasting Contest Winner Presentation
2:15pm – Adjourn (Board of Managers Meeting to follow)