Beekeeping in Vermont...
VBA Booth at Vermont Farm Show Jan 29th to 31th 2019
Call for Volunteers
Once again the Vermont Beekeepers Association is hosting a booth at the farm show. This booth was ably managed by David Prior until his untimely death. We are seeking someone to take the torch and manage the booth this year. The individual would set up the exhibit and coordinate staffing of the booth for the 3 days of the farm show. It is a great opportunity to meet the public and to introduce people to the fascinating world of honeybees.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be collecting information about colony loss in the honey industry and honey
production throughout the United States.
The Quarterly Colony Loss survey will be conducted December 2018 through January 2019. For more information, go to the UVM agricultural risk management web site and click on the "News and Events" item about this survey or read this.
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.
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.
A great finale to the 2018 ACBA season with Ross Conrad presenting his approach to treatment free beekeeping. Forty guests coming from Fairfax, Chelsea, Addison County and even Massachusetts...
More pictures on our Facebook page.