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!


WHPA Summer Meeting June 12, 2021 

WHPA Summer Meeting will be held JUNE 12, 2021 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. Keynote Speaker Dr. Katie Lee of Univ. of Minnesota, state and national updates, WI Honey Queen, Tour of LB Werks and much more! Register online now!

Farm Technology Days July 20-22, 2021 

WHPA will host an educational booth at Farm Technology Days on the Huntsinger Farm near Eau Claire, WI July 20-22. To volunteer with the WHPA at Farm Tech Days, contact Jim Burzynski at 715.644.5681 or email

WI State Fair Honey Booth Aug. 5-15, 2021     WHPA has a Honey Booth each year inside the WI Products Pavilion during the WI State Fair in West Allis, WI. Details are forthcoming and volunteers will be needed for this event. For more information, please contact Committee Chair Derald Kettlewell at 

WHPA Fall Convention November 4-6, 2021 

WHPA Fall Convention is November 4-6, 2021 at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. Keynote speaker, Sue Cobey and much more! Additional speakers, agenda, and registration info to be announced!



Latest News

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...

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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...

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We welcome all beekeepers and people interested in beekeeping to join the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association!