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Beekeeping in Vermont

Remember your first of year of beekeeping? I remember mine! It was filled with lots of questions and plenty of uncertainty as I embarked on each new task or procedure.

Even though I attended classes, referred to books and articles, and joined VBA webinars, a question or challenge always seemed to arise that I wasn’t sure how to address. Fortunately, I managed to find VBA members whom I could turn to clarify my confusion. That was 6 years ago. But now, the VBA will soon be launching a new service, called the New Beekeepers Helpline, to make it easy for new VBA beekeepers to connect quickly with experienced beekeepers, known as “Advisors,” who will answer their questions. This brand new virtual service will start in early March. Details will be available then. At this time, the VBA is looking to add experienced beekeepers to its roster of Advisors who would be willing to answer questions by email or over the phone. A minimum of two seasons of beekeeping, including bringing colonies through two winters, is required. Please consider serving as an Advisor and paying forward the favors you received in your first year. For further information on the Helpline and to volunteer, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. -- Robin Foldesy

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