VT Bee Blog

Welcome to the Vermont Bee Blog...

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.

VBA Members are invited to submit their thoughts, articles and images. Simply login to the site and click the Submit an Article button to join the conversation. livemarks


From VBA Member Annie Watson at Thistle Hill Apiary and Gardens in New Haven comes this great image and a lesson...wildhive

It seems the days of this small swarm colony are numbered...And yet they valiantly work to bring in the last of the nectar.

"A lesson for us humans, to carry on and keep trying to solve the problems... even when it seems a pointless endeavor...Never to give up. This is a practical lesson, but one for our hearts as well."

If you are a VBA member and have an interesting picture or story about bees and beekeeping we would like to feature it on the VBA website. We are looking for articles and images that tell your story or show your bee yards. Be creative! Please forward any submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   and we'll post them here.

New-Bee Blog

VBA Member Jason Boyd of Northfield Falls was nice enough to provide the link to his blog from last season - his first as a beekeeper: http://theboydsandthebees.blogspot.com/.

Winter Losses - Central Vermont

This record of winter losses was reported by the Central Vermont Club