Beekeeping in Vermont
Have you thought about keeping bees? This is the opportunity to learn more about these vital and fascinating creatures providing so much of our food. The instructors have over 50 years of experience among them. The three sessions will enlighten, and maybe inspire, you to start a few hives of your own or learn more about your bee passion. Plenty of question-and-answer time and all the info needed to start your own operation. Visit the CVUHS website and search for Beekeeping!
Instructor: Vermont Beekeepers Association's Bill Mares & Kate Blofson Fee: $45 Limit: 30
- Last Updated: 09 January 2019 09 January 2019
For our book on Vermont beekeeping history, we are looking for any digital photos of hive damage from Hurricane Irene.
Bill Mares and Ross Conrad
- Last Updated: 29 December 2018 29 December 2018
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.
- Last Updated: 01 December 2018 01 December 2018
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.
- Last Updated: 29 November 2018 29 November 2018
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.
- Last Updated: 25 October 2018 25 October 2018
Dear Vermont Beekeepers,
In December 2016, we appealed to the beekeeping community to make a donation through Experiment.com to support a research project on effects of migratory beekeeping practices on honey bee disease (link). We were fortunate to receive enough support to conduct an experiment in which we compared disease loads in a group of stationary hives with those in a group we sent to California for almond pollination. We have some very interesting results with real-world applications to improve honey bee health, and are excited to report that a manuscript describing this work is accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal!
- Last Updated: 17 October 2018 17 October 2018