SABA Seminar Canceled
The Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association (SABA) Annual Seminar at HVCC Tec Smart is canceled due to restrictions on HVCC and events at the facility.
- Last Updated: 19 March 2020 19 March 2020
Take Your Club to the Next Level
There are five needs that should be met by a bee club for its members: social, educational, financial, political, and promotional.
- Last Updated: 17 March 2020 17 March 2020
March 4 Meeting Minutes Posted
VBA Members: Meeting minutes from the March 4 board of directors meeting are available in the Members Only area. (Login required.) There are a few issues being looked at, including honey adulteration, and the definition of local as it applies to honey and Vermont products.
- Last Updated: 11 March 2020 11 March 2020
Calico, Bee Lights, Hexs & Honey
Stephen Mease Photography
I was thinking about 2021 last Thursday morning during the drive to Champlain Valley Expo to work the final shifts of the Vermont Beekeeper’s Association (VBA) booth; then pack it up for another year. All week our booth sat across from one of the slickest of the 130 booths at the 2020 Vermont Farm Show – hyper branded from banners to business cards, it clearly benefited from an ad agency and big budget. Down the aisle the media booths, chock full of handouts, looked like they were a snap to pop up, take down and carry with their stretch fabric walls, table covers and banners.
- Last Updated: 01 March 2020 01 March 2020
Struggling beekeepers undercut by cheap honey imports, says new report
Honey pricing as been under pressure for decades. This issue is also discussed in the new book "The Land of Milk and Honey", Pg. 134 indicating that Chinese imports have been under cutting US prices decades ago. Today the issue remains the same. Take a look at this article about the pressures in Europe from adulterated Chinese imported honey.
- Last Updated: 19 February 2020 19 February 2020
VBA Wins "Best of Show"
BREAKING NEWS! Best in Show ribbon for educational booth at @vtfarmshow went to the Vermont Beekeepers Association this afternoon! Woo Hoo!
- Last Updated: 02 March 2020 02 March 2020