Vermont Beekeepers Association

Who We Are and What We Do

Vermont Beekeepers AssociationSince 1886 the VBA has promoted the general welfare of Vermont's Honey Industry, while sustaining a friendly body of unity among the state's beekeepers.  

The Vermont Beekeepers Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, represents hundreds of beekeepers that raise bees for the love and honey. We’re as diverse as the 246 towns in Vermont, but are unified in our fascination with and affection for bees. Most of us are hobbyists, but there are some “side liners” who try to make a bit of extra income from their 25-200 hives as well as a handful of full-time professionals. Join Today!

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Vermont Beekeepers Association
Since 1886

Winter Meeting Agenda
Mutuo Club, 20 Beckley St., Barre - January 25, 2011

8:45                 Setup, Registration, & Refreshments

9:15                 Welcome - President Bill Mares

9:20                Bee Inspector's Report, Steve Parise, VT Dept. of Agriculture

9:45                Business Meeting

  • Secretary’s Report - Jeff Hamelman
  • Treasurer’s Report - Rick Stoner
  • Membership Report - Valarie Wilson
  • Librarian’s Report - Bill Marcinkowski

Committee Reports

  • Apiary Committee - Bill Mares
  • Fair Committee - Bill Mares/Doug Ouellette
  • Website Committee - Greg Smela
  • Certification Committee - Ross Conrad

10:30               Morning Session

  • Speaker: Paul Kozak, Provincial Apiarist, Province of Ontario
    Topic: Ontario Bee Breeding Program

11:30               Report on EAS 2012 and 2011. Reps from EAS and the VT Committee

12:00               Lunch – BRING YOUR OWN! (NO POTLUCK THIS YEAR, SORRY!)


1:00                Afternoon Session

  • Speaker: Paul Kozak, Provincial Apiarist, Province of Ontario
    Topic: Ontario Tech Transfer Team

 2:15                “Sizing Up” Thoughts and Discussion about Selling Your Own Products

 3:15                Local Clubs Update

Summer Meeting - Saturday, August 6, 2011 
Camel’s Hump Middle School, 173 School St., Richmond
sponsored by Chittenden County Beekeepers

3:30                 Adjourn