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Thoughts about beekeeping and beekeepers in Vermont along with links to local and national stories of interest. While most articles are public, VBA members who login to the site will have access to additional articles and features.
- Published on March 7, 2013
- Written by Webmaster
“Dance of the Honey Bee” was a short film made by Peter Nelson as part of a challenge by Vision Research, a camera manufacturer, and a camera dealer Abel Cine to use their Miro camera in a new and unusual ways. Since Peter has been a backyard beekeeper in the Hudson Valley of New York for 23 years and a cinematographer by profession, his concept was to do an homage to the honey bee by showing them in super slow motion.
- Published on February 25, 2013
- Written by Kim Greenwood
VBA's Mobile Mentor Program
Thanks to a USDA Specialty Crop Development Block Grant through the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, the Vermont Beekeepers Association (VBA) is undertaking the second part of a two-year grant. The first year provided reimbursement for attendance at the EAS conference in August of 2012. For the second part of the grant in 2013:
VBA will provide to its members cost-sharing for the service of one of five expert Vermont Certified Beekeepers to visit their homes/beehives and teach them – hands-on – about what they are seeing: disease prevention and detection, good beekeeping practices and ensure that they have the knowledge and confidence to be successful at raising bees and producing honey.
This document provides information about the requirements of the grant program as well as how to apply to become a one of five geographically dispersed Mobile Mentors (MM). These Mobile Mentors will receive $250 and be required to visit a minimum of five apiaries/beekeepers in their region. The application deadline has been extended.
- Published on January 30, 2013
- Written by Webmaster
The VBA website is getting a makeover. In addition to a new look, members will soon have the ability to renew their membership online and prospective members will be able to join the Vermont Beekeepers Association by paying with a credit card.
VBA members got the opportunity to vote on two prospective designs for the new site at the Vermont Farm Show as part of the VBA's Winter Meeting. The winning choice is shown here. (Click to enlarge the image. Note the picture is a design mock-up and and is shown to illustrate the "look" and not the content! Bee yard pictures come to us courtesy of Ted Albers.)