Interested in developing a bee-friendly pasture system?
Explore this recently revised UVM Extension publication describing pasture managed with livestock and what management and forage species considerations can be made to enhance flowering legumes for bees in these systems.
VBA President Andrew Munkres presented our first workshop of the season last evening aimed at experienced beekeepers. Reversing for Intermediate Beekeepers was followed by an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session allowing people to discuss a variety of topics.
If you missed it, you can watch the presentation as we record our Zoom presentations for later viewing. (Login required.) Simply look on the Calendar menu for Past Workshop recordings to view it and previous workshops.
There is still time to register for the next workshop - Reversing for New Beekeepers - scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 at 7PM.
Bill Mares and Brooke Decker pass along this recent article from Michigan State University's College of Natural Science and the Michigan Pollinator Initiative. It poses an interesting question as it discusses how keeping bees may not be the best way to help bees. Should you keep bees?
USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept new and modified
CFAP 2 applications beginning April 5.
Has your operation been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to COVID-19. This is part of a larger initiative to improve USDA pandemic assistance to producers.