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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...but you don't have the time or inclination to establish your own bee colonies.wpdf18c507

There is a way you can bee involved with the growing movement of those working to support beekeeping in Vermont without a major investment in time or money.


Bee a Host. If you have room on your property you can offer to host a Vermont beekeeper's hives. Many  beekeepers place colonies in multiple locations to provide pollination services. Simply send us your name, town and contact information (email address and/or phone number) and we'll list you in our matchmaking service in the Members-Only area of our site. If any beekeepers are interested in your area they will contact you directly. (There is no guarantee that your listing will result in a match but we do appreciate your interest!)

Beesides helping our apiarian friends you'll undoubtedly learn something! To participate, click on the Contact Us tab above and select Bee a Host from the contact pull-down menu. And if you do make a match please take pictures so we can tell your story.

VBA Members: Login to the Members area of the site to view the current available listings.