Protecting the honey producing industry in Wisconsin

Improving marketing for Wisconsin honey and bee products

Supporting educational programs and promoting awareness

Providing resources for Wisconsin's beekeeper community

Whether you’re a beekeeper, thinking of becoming one, looking to buy local honey,
or just curious about the importance of bees in our ecosystem, the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association is here for you!

2020 WHPA EVENTS

SPRING DISTRICT MEETINGS

  •  SOUTHWESTERN & SOUTHERN DISTRICTS Joint Meeting – Saturday, February 29 10:30am-2:30pm at Fitchburg Library, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg 

    Speakers & Topics include:

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.

  •  Rsvp to Shelly Astle at:  astle.shelly@gmail.com  OR Tim Wilbanks at:
  • timwilbanksbees@gmail.com
  • NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT – March 1st at Mosquito Hill, New London – Guest Speaker, David Westervelt, retired Chief Apiarist, Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
  • CENTRAL DISTRICT – March 7th at McMillan Library, Wisconsin Rapids – Guest Speaker Dan Ziehli, WI-DATCP Apiary Inspector
  • SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT – March 14th at Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend – Guest Speaker, Mary Bammer, Instructional Designer from University of Florida Honey Bee Lab
  • WESTERN DISTRICT – March 14th 8:00am, Myrick Park, La Crosse. $25 includes Lunch – Guest Speakers, Dr. Michael Goblirsch RA in Dept. of Entomology at Univ. of Minnesota; Dr. Barrett Kline Associate Professor of Entomology & Animal Behavior at UW-LaCrosse; Katelyn O’Conner Education & Outreach Specialist at Prairie Moon Nursery. For more info visit http://lacrosseareabeekeepersassociation.weebly.com/march-regional-meeting.html
  • NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT – March 21st, Alliance Church, Menomonie – Guest Speaker, Jodi Lepch, Chippewa Valley Technical College Beekeeping Program  

WHPA SUMMER MEETING – JULY 18, 2020

Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids, Room Rate $99+tax

(Summer Night Social July 17th at Hotel Mead)

WHPA FALL CONVENTION – NOV. 6-7, 2020

Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Room rate: $99 + tax

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marla Spivak

Latest News

2019 Beekeeper of the Year, Kent Pegorsch

2019 Beekeeper of the Year, Kent Pegorsch

On November 2 Kent Pegorsch was honored as WHPA’s 2019 Beekeeper of the Year at the annual Fall Convention in Fond du Lac, WI. Kent is the current WHPA President and also serves as a Director for the American Beekeeping Federation. He owns and operates Dancing Bear Apiary in Waupaca, WI and is an active member of the Waupaca County Beekeepers.
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