Beekeeping in Vermont...
Have you thought about keeping bees? This is the opportunity to learn more about these vital and fascinating creatures providing so much of our food. The instructors have over 50 years of experience among them. The three sessions will enlighten, and maybe inspire, you to start a few hives of your own or learn more about your bee passion. Plenty of question-and-answer time and all the info needed to start your own operation. Visit the CVUHS website and search for Beekeeping!
Instructor: Vermont Beekeepers Association's Bill Mares & Kate Blofson Fee: $45 Limit: 30
For our book on Vermont beekeeping history, we are looking for any digital photos of hive damage from Hurricane Irene.
Bill Mares and Ross Conrad
VBA Booth at Vermont Farm Show Jan 29th to 31th 2019
Call for Volunteers
Once again the Vermont Beekeepers Association is hosting a booth at the farm show. This booth was ably managed by David Prior until his untimely death. We are seeking someone to take the torch and manage the booth this year. The individual would set up the exhibit and coordinate staffing of the booth for the 3 days of the farm show. It is a great opportunity to meet the public and to introduce people to the fascinating world of honeybees.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be collecting information about colony loss in the honey industry and honey
production throughout the United States.
The Quarterly Colony Loss survey will be conducted December 2018 through January 2019. For more information, go to the UVM agricultural risk management web site and click on the "News and Events" item about this survey or read this.