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The following have been recognized by the
Vermont Beekeepers Association
for their work promoting beekeeping in Vermont.

VBA Beekeeper of the Year

Name

Year

Bill Mares

2013

Mike Palmer

2014

Steve Parise

2015

Gib Geiger

2016

Merril Tittemore

2017

Peter Hadeka

2018

Ron Bartemy

2018

Mraz Family:

Bill

Chas

Isabel

Georgina

Son Chas

Nephew Curtis

2019

Pandemic years

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Andrew Munkres

2023

 

Additional VBA Recognition Recipients

Name

Year

Category

Cheryl Dorschner

2019

Mission Superhero

     

Mark Starrett

2020

Friend of the Bees

Kim Greenwood and Sarah Braun Hamilton

2020

Mentor/Mentee Pair

Jane Sorenson

2020

Friend of the Bees

     

Jeane Davis

2021

Outstanding efforts on honeybee education

Nancy Frye

2021

Outstanding efforts on honeybee education

Bill Tast (posthumous)

2021

Outstanding efforts on honeybee education

Greg Smela

2021

Mission Superhero

     

Jeff Battaglini and Charlotte Neeves

2022

Mentor/Mentee Pair

Merril Tittemore and Matt Callahan

2022

Mentor/Mentee Pair

Mary and Bob Stoddard

2022

Mission Superheroes

Dannah Bresser

2022

Friend of the Bees

Kim Greenwood – Past President & Advisory Board

2022

Presented 2024

President’s Certificate of Appreciation

     

Jack Rath – Past President

2023

Presented 2024

President’s Certificate of Appreciation

Jacob Esh

2023

Friend of the Bees

Peter Hadeka

2023

Outstanding efforts on honeybee education

Jeffrey Hamelman

2023

Outstanding efforts on honeybee education

     

CVU Beekeeping Class Instructor Group:

Deborah Rubin

Mike Willard

Rick Stoner

Todd Haire

Scott Wilson

Russ Aceto

Bill Mares
Don Gilbert

2024

Outstanding efforts on honeybee education

Marilyn Post – Past Librarian

2024

Mission Superhero

James Key – Director at large

2024

Outstanding efforts on honeybee education