Volunteer at Tunbridge World's Fair.
VBA members! Have a Close Encounter with people from all over Vermont in four hours of fun and socializing. For those new to VBA, the organization has long hosted a booth at the Fair to promote beekeeping and sell member's honey. (More on that to come.) Volunteers are still needed for the following slots:
3 slots for Thursday September 12th | 9am to 1pm.
2 slots for Thursday September 12th | 5pm to 9pm.
1 slot for Friday September 13th | 9am to 1pm
1 slot for Friday September 13th | 5pm to 9pm
1 slot for Saturday September 14th | 1pm to 5pm
2 slots for Sunday September 15th | 2pm to 6pm
A very few scenes from the 2019 VBA Summer Meeting in Townshend on the 13th.
From left: Dr. Humberto Boncristiani, VBA Recording Secretary Fred Putnam presents Cheryl Dorschner with the new VBA Mission Superhero award for her work organizing the VBA booth at the 2019 Vermont Flower Show, Windham County Beekeepers President Jeff Battaglini (holding the mic) and WCB Raffle organizer Jill Dean at left, and Bill Mares and Scott Wilson's arm presenting Dannah Beauragard with her Vermont Certified Beekeeper patch. A good day all around!
VBA Members may take advantage of a special subscription offer to the Mother Earth News arranged by the Windham County Beekeepers (WCB).
WCB arranged this for the recent VBA Summer meeting in Townshend. To take advantage of this discount, please login to the site and look under Publications in the Members Only menu.
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.
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.