Vermont Beekeepers Association

Who We Are and What We Do

Vermont Beekeepers AssociationSince 1886 the VBA has promoted the general welfare of Vermont's Honey Industry, while sustaining a friendly body of unity among the state's beekeepers.  

The Vermont Beekeepers Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, represents hundreds of beekeepers that raise bees for the love and honey. We’re as diverse as the 246 towns in Vermont, but are unified in our fascination with and affection for bees. Most of us are hobbyists, but there are some “side liners” who try to make a bit of extra income from their 25-200 hives as well as a handful of full-time professionals. Join Today!

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Betterbee, Inc.

Brushy Mountain Bees

Coyote Ridge Apiary
Hinesburg, VT
Overwintered nucs for sale

Dadant and Sons, Inc.

Dancing Bee Gardens
Ross Conrad
Middlebury, VT
Offering 5-frame 4.9mm small-cell spring nucleus colonies, naturally mated from locally raised queens for pick up mid-June each year.
Dominion & Grimm
ph: 802-524-9625
We offer a wide variety of glass and plastic containers for honey and many other specialty foods.  Check out our food grade plastic pails, honey-combed Miele jars, pattern printed lids, and much more:
Green Mountain Bee Farm
Fairfax, VT 05454
We sell overwintered nucleus colonies in the spring of each year, each nuc is produced with our own VT raised queens.  Please visit our website to check availability.

Honey Bee Headquarters
Italian and Russian Packaged Bees
High Quality Woodware
ph: 424.246.6392

Honeyhunter Apiaries
26 Patch Farm Road
Putney, VT 05346
ph: 802.387.5150  fax: 802.387.5410

-Queens from northern stock -- 40.USD plus shipping, or pickup.
-Summer packages as available: organically produced 3 pounds northern adult bees w/queen -- 180.USD
-Workshops: practical sustainable and organic methods and materials.


Humble Abodes
Windsor, Maine
ph: 877.423.3269

Description-  Manufacturers of Quality Woodenware


Mann Lake Ltd.

Northwoods Apiaries
2770 Loop Road
Westfield, VT 05874
ph. 802-744-2007
We offer our own 5-frame nucleus colonies, a complete line of essential beekeeping equipment, Vermont made woodenware, Honey Jars and Containers, Vermont produced Honey and pollination services. Let us help you get started!

Safe Haven Honey

Charlotte, VT
We offer honey and 5 frame nucs in the Spring.  Email us for pick up dates & details.  Stay up to date with our Facebook page: SafeHavenHoney

Singing Cedars Apiaries
Roland and Deborah Smith
5 frame overwintered and spring nucleus colonies, also northern survivor queens.

Suddabees Honey
Zack Suddaby
We sell Russian Carnolian packages, Vermont over wintered Nucs, queens, pollination services, and honey.

Vermont Beekeeping Supply
Marke & Sheri Englert
PO Box 31
Williamstown, VT 05679
ph: 802-433-9897
Hive components, tools, accessories, clothing, packaged bees, queens, nucs, swarm capture. Visit our website for details on all our services.

Walter Kelley


VBA Members may list their businesses at no charge as part of their membership benefit. Links to national beekeeping businesses are provided as a courtesy and no endorsement by VBA should be implied. Please send your listing request or questions to