If You Missed It...
If you missed tonight's free presentation - How to Recognize and Mitigate Honey Bee Pests and Disease, co-hosted by SABA and the VBA - the session recording is available to VBA members online. Presented by Brooke Decker, Vermont State Apiarist, and New York State Apiarist, Joan Mahoney, the program covers what you need to watch for when keeping healthy colonies.
Log in to the site and look under the Calendar menu for Past Workshop Recordings to find the link to the Zoom recording.
Sell Honey @ Tunbridge Fair
Dear VBA Members,
We are excited to announce that the VBA will continue our presence at the fair again this year. At the last fair, two years ago, VBA won second place prize for best booth. That year over 32,000 people attended the fair. This represents a great opportunity for VBA to share our mission, educate in support of pollinators, share our beekeeping fascination and make a little money.
The Fair Committee needs your help. We are looking for VBA members who are interested in selling their honey and honey related wares at the fair. There is a link at the bottom of this letter to sign up for selling.
This year the committee is asking people to commit to selling their honey by August 31. We will accept 1 lb., 2.5 lb. and 5 lb. jars of honey in standard honey jars only. We are keeping the 80/20 percent split and will sell 1-lb jars for $10.00; 2.5-lb. jars for $20.00 and 5-lb. jars for $40.00. That means, for example, you’ll receive $8.00 for each one-pound jar of your honey that is sold at the fair.
For those wishing to sell honey related items such as, candles, lip gloss, wax medallions, etc. please also use the link. These items will sell at the same 80/20 split. At this time the VBA Board does not want us to sell any products with CBD.
If you would like us to sell your products at the 2021 Tunbridge Fair, please:
(VBA Members-only, login required)
Tunbridge Fair Committee: Peter Hadeka, Bob Haven, Ron Hernandez, Bill Mares, Bob Stoddard, Mary Stoddard
Requeening Honey Bee Colonies
If you missed Thursday evening's online workshop - Requeening Honey Bee Colonies - the video is available online under our Calendar menu. (Look for Past Workshop Recordings. Login required.)
VBA President Andrew Munkres presented one of the most interesting sessions we've hosted with practical information you can use to manage your colonies.
Recognition Program Submission Deadline - August 1st
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. Please visit our Recognition Program page and make your nomination today.
The deadline for submissions is August 1st. Winners will be recognized at the upcoming summer meeting - watch for details.
@Billings Farm and Museum
American Foul Brood (AFB) Confirmed in Addison County
June 28, 2021 - American Foul Brood (AFB) Paenibacillus larva has been confirmed at a Vermont apiary in the New Haven/ Bristol/ Lincoln region of Addison County. Beekeepers with registered apiaries within 3- miles of the outbreak have been notified.
The hive and associated equipment have been destroyed by fire, by the beekeeper. The remaining colony is under quarantine and enhanced inspection protocols.