Dan Goosens provides this picture showing how not to transport bees.
"Unplanned acquisition of a frame of bees, brood, and a nice swarm cell from a friend's hive resulted in a short drive with bees in the lap. Not recommended with aggressive bees."
VBA Members: Caught a swarm? It is that time of year and pictures or videos would be welcome. If you have an interesting(!) picture please pass it along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/16/2012 - Bears In Shelburne
Another Bear Sighting For Shelburne Point
email@example.com BARBARA JEWETT NOYES
Bear was seen on Bay Rd. in the ROW by the railroad underpass this past Tuesday early evening.
firstname.lastname@example.org JENNY OCKERT
We have had a bear active on the ridge behind our house - tore up some bee hives (left them in pieces) and another one spotted near our pond. An animal control officer told us that there is about one bear per square mile here in the Southern County. Generally, keep your trash cans in until the morning the trash collector comes - and, the bird feeders should be down for the season. The bears are hungry right now since they have only recently come out of hibernation.
514 Shelburne-Hinesburg Road
VBA member Paul Yanus wins our EAS 2012 Auction photo contest. Every year a tradition at EAS has been to auction off a photo, representative of the hosting state, signed by all conference presenters. Paul's entry shown below wins him a one-year extension of his VBA membership.