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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Sometimes when the nectar flow ends, the honey is extracted, and the season is over there may still be partially capped honey, and/ or uncapped nectar filled super frames remaining. Some folks will try to reduce the moisture by using a dehumidifier to dry the nectar and then capture the honey. Typically, I'll keep these partial frames for the next season. I just stick them in the freezer until the really cold weather comes then move them into supers in the garage for cold weather storage making sure to protect against mice or wax moth. When the new beekeeping season begins the frames have thawed and I can pop them on to any hives that may need feeding.