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Apiarium, 1625

Around the turn of the 17th century, humans’ narrow, mesoscale view of the world was undergoing a dramatic expansion.

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Is Your Honey GMO Free?

Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.

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NORTHERN YARD WORKSHOP DATE CHANGE:PLEASE READ

Join Bill Smith for a beekeeping equipment/hive assembly demonstration workshop at the VBA/Gardeners Supply Intervale location in the Barn (on the Gardeners property..follow the signs) on April 4 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM. Come and see how to assemble deeps, supers and frames.

The barn is not heated so bring jackets and gloves.

Capitol City Farmers' Market - Honey Vendors Needed

The Capitol City Farmers' Market is currently looking for Honey Vendors for the 2015 season.

If you are interested, please contact Carolyn Grodinsky at 802.223.2958 for additional information and details.

Burlington Farmers' Market - Honey Vendors Needed

The Burlington Farmer's Market is looking for honey vendors for this year's Farmers' Market.  There is currently one honey vendor at the market, however the market manager has received multiple requests for additional honey vendors.  On average the Burlington Farmers' Market has a customer base of over 10,000 that walk through on a busy Saturday.

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HopGuard II Approved For Use in Vermont

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has received approval from the EPA for the sale and use of HopGuard II in Vermont.  HopGuard II offers a relatively benign method of varroa control that can be used throughout the beekeeping season, following the manufacturers recommendations and directions.

HopGuard II is a product produced by BetaTec Hop Products.

The national distributor of HopGuard II is Mann Lake Ltd.  Please visit their website to learn more or to place an order.

This video by BetaTec shows how HopGuard II is applied to a hive.  See Video

 

'Stressed' Young Bees Could Be the Cause of Colony Collapse

Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide.

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a major threat to bee colonies around the world and affects their ability to perform vital human food crop pollination. It has been a cause of urgent concern for scientists and farmers around the world for at least a decade but a specific cause for the phenomenon has yet to be conclusively identified.

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Bee Disease Reduced by Nature's 'Medicine Cabinet,' Dartmouth-led Study Finds


HANOVER, N.H. - Nicotine isn't healthy for people, but such naturally occurring chemicals found in flowers of tobacco and other plants could be just the right prescription for ailing bees, according to a Dartmouth College-led study.

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