Bill Mares and Scott Wilson of the Vermont Beekeepers Association will join Chef Sarah in the kitchen to create a four course honey inspired dinner served with local mead, a spirit made with honey. Chef Sarah, Bill and Scott will cook two courses and a dessert with different types of honey. The night will end with a demonstration on how to put together a delicious local cheese and honey plate. Join us for a night of casual entertainment in our state-of-the-art education kitchen.
On August 16,2014 at 11:ooam please come to an in person visit to and a possible tour of one of their bee yards. http://www.champlainvalleyhoney.com/
See large scale honey extraction processes as well as learning about the many uses of beekeeping by products.
504 Washington Street Extension, Middlebury, VT 05753
VBA is working with the UVM Extension to promote the use of more pollinator plants that would enhance food resources for honeybees and other wild pollinators. As part of this initiative, the VBA would like to promote hay and pasture crops that are more ‘bee friendly’ without sacrificing forage quality that dairy and other livestock farmers are dependent upon. However, there is a need to conduct field trials on farms to actually determine the feasibility of various mixtures and management practices that would help the VBA meet these goals while dairy livestock farmers still meet their feed goals. Read more about the project here:
Our very own Mike Palmer was asked to speak at this year's National Honey Show in the UK. Below is an announcement from the Honey Show along with a link to one of Mike's talks.
The 2013 National Honey Show is now over and you can find the Full Results and the Cup Awards list on the website together with the slide shows for each day. These are available to download from DropBox to use in newsletters, websites and publicity purposes.
We recently submitted a final report for a two-year grant from the USDA and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. The first year helped us to pay some of the cost for our members to attend the Eastern Apicultural Society annual conference held in Burlington in August of 2012. The second year enabled us to launch our Mobile Mentor program.