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.
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.
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
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.
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