The Vermont Bee Lab is happy to announce that we are now open and ready to receive samples. We are currently offering tests for Varroa mites and Nosema.
Samples can be dropped off or mailed.
- Last Updated: 27 July 2020 27 July 2020
Pollinator Health Specialist
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
American Foul Brood has been reported in 2 additional locations in Vermont.
On July 6th 2020, additional cases of American Foul Brood (AFB) Paenibacillus larvae, were self-reported to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. The cases were located at 2 different apiaries, one in Jericho and one in Orwell, Vermont.
Beekeepers should familiarize themselves with AFB symptoms and observe carefully when inspecting colonies and equipment. Any suspect findings should be reported immediately to Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Pollinator Health Specialist, at 802-272-6688.
- Last Updated: 13 July 2020 13 July 2020
Brooke Decker, Pollinator Specialist with the Vermont Department of Agriculture, Food & Markets presented Pests and Diseases of the Honey Bee to VBA members participating in an online conference.
The presentation covered a variety of topics and detailed what Vermont beekeepers need to watch in order to keep their colonies healthy. The complete presentation is available to everyone in a format that allows you to annotate or make notes on each page and is formatted to easily read on your mobile device. You can also zoom-in, download and print the pages.
The online conference is also available to VBA members by logging in to the site and going to our Webinars page.
- Last Updated: 26 June 2020 26 June 2020