Beekeeping in Vermont...
Her work has aided both the scientific and beekeeping communities to better understand how disease transmission between bee species occurs.
In addition, we applaud her ability to channel newly gained scientific knowledge into useful tools and recommendations for beekeepers in this state. We look forward to Dr. Alger’s bright future and offer her congratulations for her amazing achievement.
Dr. Alger will be facilitating a partnership between VBA and the UVM Beekeeping Club - one of the topics discussed at the last VBA board meeting.
VBA Members: The minutes from last week's Board Meeting in Middlebury have been posted in the Members Only area of the VBA website. Over the next few weeks we'll be talking about some of the things discussed at that meeting including outreach and support for county clubs all over the state, new communications strategies and ideas for upcoming meetings. Please check them out!
A VBA Volunteer is still needed for the following shift at Tunbridge Fair!
Saturday - Sept 15th - 1pm to 5pm
"They had a tent and table, chairs, all ready for me. I brought some props, super with new and used frames, smoker, VBA brochures, some honey, for tasting and a little to sell. I also borrowed an observation hive from Bob Davin in Hubbardton. That was a big hit for sure. Not only the kids but the adults were thrilled to see a Queen etc.
The Vermont Beekeeper’s Association created the Vermont 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.