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Instructions: Please pre-register for the VBA 2019 Summer Meeting by clicking the button below. Current members should login if they have not already done so. Registration is free for current VBA members. All others may register by paying $7.50 which helps defray the costs for speakers and the meeting. (Why not join the VBA now? You'll be able to attend the meeting at no additional cost.)
HoneyBeeSuite.com asks the question: "Is the Beekeeping Bubble About to Burst?"
What do you think? Please take a few minutes to read the article then come back here and take our one-question very unscientific survey. (You also have the opportunity to leave your thoughts in a comment box.)
We'll have our experts review the comments - if any - and show the results in an upcoming email Update. In the meantime you may view the results here.
The preliminary 2019 VBA Summer Meeting Agenda is available online. Watch for updates as meeting time draws near.
Online registration will be available in a few days. Registration for the meeting is free for current VBA members. For all others the registration will be $7.50 to help defray the cost of speakers.
This is the time of year when Vermont homeowners are likely to find swarms of bees in trees, or even within the walls of houses or barns. While frightening to those unfamiliar with it, it is a natural part of a bee's reproductive cycle. Swarming is the process by which a new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees - usually to alleviate over-crowding in a hive. When that happens: Call a beekeeper to remove a swarm of bees, not an exterminator.
The Vermont Beekeepers Association Mentor Program is always looking for experienced beekeepers willing to mentor newcomers. We are especially in need of mentors to help cover these areas around the state: Stowe, Moretown, Johnson, Eden, St.Johnsbury, Tunbridge, Westmore and Hartland.
Mentoring is a great way to share your skillset with other beekeepers while promoting best management practices in Vermont.