If You Missed It...
If you missed tonight's free presentation - How to Recognize and Mitigate Honey Bee Pests and Disease, co-hosted by SABA and the VBA - the session recording is available to VBA members online. Presented by Brooke Decker, Vermont State Apiarist, and New York State Apiarist, Joan Mahoney, the program covers what you need to watch for when keeping healthy colonies.
Log in to the site and look under the Calendar menu for Past Workshop Recordings to find the link to the Zoom recording.
Requeening Honey Bee Colonies
If you missed Thursday evening's online workshop - Requeening Honey Bee Colonies - the video is available online under our Calendar menu. (Look for Past Workshop Recordings. Login required.)
VBA President Andrew Munkres presented one of the most interesting sessions we've hosted with practical information you can use to manage your colonies.
American Foul Brood (AFB) Confirmed in Addison County
June 28, 2021 - American Foul Brood (AFB) Paenibacillus larva has been confirmed at a Vermont apiary in the New Haven/ Bristol/ Lincoln region of Addison County. Beekeepers with registered apiaries within 3- miles of the outbreak have been notified.
The hive and associated equipment have been destroyed by fire, by the beekeeper. The remaining colony is under quarantine and enhanced inspection protocols.
The Bees' Needs
Vermonters Are Protecting and Championing Imperiled Pollinators
VBA president Andrew Munkres and past president Chas Mraz are featured in the Seven Days Pollinator Issue. Andrew discusses swarms with Ken Picard while Chas talks "Pollinators, Pesticides and Connectedness."
The issue includes looks at artists portraying pollinators, state legislation and non-profits working to protect pollinators as well as ancillary products that come from our honey bees like beer and bee wraps. (By the way, the Pollinator Partnership reminds us that this week is Pollinator Week.)
What Should I be Doing Now?
An Early Summer Workshop for
Register Today for this Zoom Workshop
Co-hosted by VBA members Fred Putnam, Tony Antonucci, and Jeff Battaglini