Mobile Mentor Program on VPR
The VBA library has a couple of recent additions:
1) The Beekeeper's Handbook 4th Ed. by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile.
"A comprehensive, well-illustrated introduction for beginnners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper. The book outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative."
2) Biophilia - The human bond with other species by Edward O. Wilson.
Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, "Biophilia is Edward O. Wilson's most personal book, an evocation of his own response to nature and an elequent statement of the conservation ethic. Wilson argues that our natural affinity for life -biophilia- is the very essence of our humanity and binds us to all other living species."
About Edward O. Wilson : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._O._Wilson
To access the VBA Library please visit the Members Only area of the website.
Bear Proofing Bee Hives
A question for Mike Palmer about protecting bee hives from bears prompted this response from VBA member Mike Lamere:
Mike has also graciously provided us with a PDF of the booklet available for download here.
Vermont Beekeeping Survey Interviews
Sterling College senior Schirin Oeding conducted a survey on Vermont Beekeeping through the VBA website. As part of her data-gathering, she interviewed a number of survey participants to complement the survey entries.
She has provided a summary of those interviews in the MP3 file available here. Schirin will also be presenting her findings at EAS 2012 and in the Members Only area of the VBA site. Good listening!