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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Irene's Aftermath

We've heard reports of Vermont beekeepers losing hives to flooding and falling trees as a result of Tropical Storm Irene. This picture, from VBA Librarian Bill Marcinkowski shows his hives at Dog River Farm in Northfield. More pictures are available here. billm4

If you've experienced losses in your apiaries we'd like to hear from you. Simply write your stories and send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (Include pictures if you have them.)

Or, if you are a VBA member you may login to the VBA site and choose the "Submit an Article" link at the left side of the page to submit your story directly. Again, please include pictures if you have them.

Any information and images received will be posted here and forwarded to Vermont State Apiculturist Steve Parise at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.