Mares: The Bee Bill
VBA's Bill Mares recently explained H.205 on Vermont Public Radio.
Please, spread the word!
VBA Members: As we've been telling you, H.205 is an important piece of legislation that could change beekeeping in Vermont. We ask you to read the following and take action. A good summary of the bill was recently the subject of a VPR commentary by VBA's Bill Mares.
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VBA Amendments to H.205 - Feb. 26, 2019
UPDATE: After submitting our comments to the House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, VBA President Jack Rath DVM has been invited to testify to the committee tomorrow, Thursday, February 28.
ACBA Begins Season Talking Mites
VBA President Dr. Jack Rath presented to 42 beekeepers on the Varroa mite and how to manage Varroa to maintain healthy honey bees.
The occasion was the kick off meeting for the 2019 Addison County Beekeepers Association beekeeping season.
Beekeepers from Lamoille Chittenden and Rutland counties were there as well as some from New Hampshire. 10 students from The UVM honeybee club also attended .