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.
- Published: 15 April 2019 15 April 2019
The LAND of MILK & HONEY
Learn how several thousand beekeepers and several billion bees made history in the small state of Vermont. This book vividly describes two hundred years of beekeeping practices and innovation by Vermonters just like you. Read how they joined the world-wide search for improved ways to harvest world-class honey, maintain these vital pollinators and save them from pathogens, pesticides, pollution, loss of forage and climate change.
Hardcover, approx. 200 pages. List price $30 + $6 shipping ($36 total)
- Published: 02 April 2019 02 April 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.
- Published: 25 February 2019 25 February 2019
- Published: 24 February 2019 24 February 2019
VBA's initial testimony on H.205 - Regulation of Neonicotinoid Pesticides - is presented here for your review. (PDF file.)
VBA member Chas Mraz reports the committee was receptive to working with VBA to improve the bill. The board of directors will continue to meet on this issue and will publish their suggestions when finalized.
VBA member Bill MAre's testimony is also provided for your review.
- Published: 19 February 2019 19 February 2019