Risk Management Programs
Vermont Beekeepers 2019 Crop Year
Jake Jacobs, Crop Insurance Education Coordinator at UVM's Department of Community Development and Applied Economics presented at the VBA's 2019 Winter Meeting.
She provided us with the attached handout describing how beekeepers in Vermont have a number of options available to help manage risk.
Legislation: H. 205 - ACTION REQUESTED
Regulation of Neonicotinoid Pesticides
Here is the link to the new bill introduced on 02/12/19. It affects Vermont Beekeepers. Please read it and use the VBA forums to post your thoughts. There is a forum post already created specifically for this bill.
The VBA wants to hear from you and your responses can help us draft a position paper. (VBA members, login to the VBA website and join the discussion here.)
The Board of Directors will be meeting Tuesday, February 19, to discuss H.205.
NEW: Windham County Beekeepers Club!
The Vermont Beekeepers Association welcomes the new Windham County Beekeepers Club!
The club's inaugural meeting is this Saturday, February 16 at the Moore Public Library in Newfane, VT and is open to all.
Let's make a point of attending and welcoming this newest addition to our fold! Visit http://windhamcountybeekeepers.com/ for more information.
Updated Library Listings
VBA Members: The list of materials available for you to borrow from the VBA Lending Library has been updated. (It's been a few years!)
Simply login to the site and choose Members Only, then Library to see the offerings. Make your selection and let the librarian know and we'll send it to you. You're only responsible for postage when mailing the item back.
And, we're working on an update to the website where you'll be able to check out materials directly online and buy a postage paid mailing label for your return.
2019 Vermont Farm Show Honey Products
Congratulations to VBA Recording Secretary Fred Putnam, Jr. for receiving 'Best of Show' ribbons at the Vermont Farm Show last week!
Class 120 Comb Honey – Jeremey Grenon
Class 121 Extracted Light Honey – Anne Bowers
Class 122 Extracted Amber Honey – Fred Putnam
Class 123 Extracted Dark Honey – Darci Benoit
Class 124 Chunk Honey – Jeff Battaglini
Class 125 Creamed Honey – James Key
Class 126 Opaque jar (flavor) – Matt Calahan
Class 127 Honey Cookery – 1st Place - Anne Bowers; 2nd Place - Janet McKenzie
VBA at the Vermont Farm Show
Encourage your friends and family to visit the VBA booth at the farm show and say hello! Extra Kudos to VBA Member Cheryl Dorschner (see pic) for getting the booth organized.
Watch for a full write up and meeting minutes shortly. Pics will be available soon on our new Instagram page.