Wisconsin Honey Producers Association Summer Meeting- Saturday, July 11 Lions Hall, 161 Dearborn Street Redgranite, WI- 8:30am Registration -- Cost: $20, includes lunch -- Meeting Begins at 9:00am -- Keynote Speakers: Blake Shook -- In 2003, when he was just 13 years old, Blake Shook began beekeeping as a casual hobby. By the time he graduated high school, he decided to pursue it full time. In the years following, Blake has built Desert Creek Honey into a thriving company running over 1,200 hives operating in Texas, California and the Dakotas. In an effort to promote beekeeping, Blake serves as a director for the American Beekeeping Foundation and the Vice President for the Texas Beekeepers Association. - Ellen Coffey -- Ellen is a member of the Minnesota Honey Producers Association and a part of the bid committee to bring Apimondia to Minneapolis. She will discuss progress on the Apimondia bid and answer questions with Matt LaForge about the joint 2016 Summer Meeting with the Minnesota Honey Producers Association.