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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Vermont State Apiculturalist Steve Parise wanted to pass along an update to the recent spraying for mosquitoes that took place last Thursday and Friday nights in the Brandon and Whiting areas of Vermont. He writes:

I was in the Brandon area on Friday, and the Whiting area on Saturday.  I looked at bee yards in or near both spray areas and observed no unusual bee activity or mortality.

Alan Graham, our entomologist was also in the spray areas on Friday and Saturday looking at insects foraging on goldenrod.  He observed a good diversity of bees, wasps and ants, including bumblebees, as well as three species of butterflies.  In his words, “Things looked very good”.