Announcing the 2020 Honey Contest
2019 VBA Winter Meeting Agenda
Agenda for VBA Winter Meeting
January 29, 2019
Location: Essex Junction Fairgrounds - Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Miller North Conference Rooms A & B
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
The Secret to Better Berries? Wild Bees
First study to reveal wild bees’ impacts on blueberry size, quality from UVM's Gund Institute for Environment.
Want bigger, faster-growing blueberries? New research shows wild bees are an essential secret ingredient in larger and better blueberry yields – producing plumper, faster-ripening berries.
Summer 2019 Keynote Speaker Announced
Humberto Boncristiani, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Vermont Beekeepers Association Summer 2019 meeting on July 13.
Dr. Boncristiani is the honey bee husbandry applied researcher at the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab. Boncristiani has a diverse background in honey bee research, having worked in a government institution (USDA), academia (UNCG, UMD), private industry, with the National Research Council, and having come from a beekeeping family. At the Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab, Boncristiani conducts honey bee husbandry research that is directly applicable to commercial beekeeper operations in the state of Florida and across the country.