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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The ABF's EPA Webinar Series is Now Open to the General Public

The American Beekeeping Federation Education Committee has been hard at work developing new ways to keep its members engaged and informed in between ABF annual conferences each year. The Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series is the first interactive venture to deliver information directly to the membership.

 Currently, we have a five-part webinar series of presentations by the Environmental Protection Agency on pesticides. The first two EPA webinars covered such critical and informational topics, the ABF Board of Directors agreed to open access to the last three to all of the beekeeping industry and the general public.

All members and friends of the industry are encouraged to register and participate. Links to register for each session can be found at

EPA - Incident Reporting
Tuesday, September 10, 2013  8:00 p.m. ET 
Dr. Tom Steeger, Senior Science Advisor, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Environmental Fate and Effects Division

EPA - Risk Management for Pesticides
Tuesday, October 8, 2013  8:00 p.m. ET 
Tom Moriarty, Team Leader, EPA Office of Pesticide Programs' Pesticide Re-evaluation Division & Meredith Laws, Branch Chief, Registration Division