The Vermont Beekeeper’s Association created the Vermont Beekeeper Recognition Program (formerly the Beekeeper of the Year Award) to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Vermont beekeepers that support beekeeping in Vermont and have provided outstanding service to the VBA. The intent is to recognize lifetime achievement rather than contributions in a single year.
Past winners include:
2018 - Peter Hadeka & Ron Bartemy, Jr.
2017 Merril Tittemore
2016 Gib Geiger
2015 Steve Parise
2014 Michael Palmer
2013 Bill Mares
Nominations will again be open and the 2019 award will be presented at the 2020 Winter Meeting.
When nominating an individual, please provide written details and examples of why a candidate should be considered for the award. Members may nominate more than one person for the award. Nominations are not considered votes but rather they provide information for the selection committee and will help the committee choose the most deserving candidate for the award.
When nominating an individual, please be aware current VBA Board Members are not eligible for consideration for the award.
The selection committee shall consist of the VBA Board of Directors.
You can submit your beekeeper of the year candidate here.
(Login required - Nominations may be submitted by VBA members.)