Here is the planned schedule for the 2015 season. Please see the calendar for event details,location, and times.
We are just a few days away from our annual VBA Winter Meeting. Like in years past, this year’s Winter Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Vermont Farm Show on Tuesday January 27th. The Vermont Farm Show has graciously offered us free space to host our meeting.
The address for our meeting location is:
Champlain Valley Exposition
Blue Ribbon Pavilion
105 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452
Registration begins as 8:45am
Adjourn around 3:30pm
We are finalizing this year’s meeting agenda and will send out an update prior to the meeting. Here is a sneak preview of what this year’s meeting will look like.
We're only a little over two weeks into Winter which means only ten weeks until Spring. Days are getting longer and bee supply companies will soon be taking orders for bees. If you have your 2015 plan in place be prepared to start placing orders very soon. Contact you preferred supplier to identify their time frame for taking orders. Many local providers may already be sold out but please check with them just in case they had a cancellation. See the MARKETPLACE tab on the VBA website for local providers. The Northern and Southern workshops are being developed with the schedules expected to be published by the end of January. See the WORKSHOPS tab for locations and directions.
How to Use VBA's Discussion Forums
Since you are reading this page then it is safe to say to that you already know basic website navigation such as typing web addresses, clicking through links and maybe even watching or listening to multimedia. That's great! What we'll do here is try to familiarise you with how to use our forum and its many options.
When you get done reading this you will be able to reply to existing posts as well as make new posts. You will know how to format your text, make links, add images and videos and much more. We're not going to teach you how to use every little button, gizmo or forum feature but rather provide you sufficient working knowledge to feel comfortable enough to get involved here in the forum. After that, you can do a sleuthing around to learn what the rest of the goodies do.
In the Kitchen with "Across the Fence"
recently featured these great honey recipes!
The VBA Meetings Calendar has been updated to reflect the just-announced schedule of beekeeping workshops for the 2013 season. Workshops are held on Saturdays -weather permitting - and are a great way for beginners to learn how to become a beekeeper and for experienced "beeks" to brush up on their skills. (Rain days are the following day.)
Northwestern Vermont Beekeepers: