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Thoughts about beekeeping and beekeepers in Vermont along with links to local and national stories of interest. While most articles are public, VBA members who login to the site will have access to additional articles and features.

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Packaged Bees Sources - 2012

Steve Parise, Consumer Protection/Agricultural Production Specialist with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets passes along this list of beekeepers in nearby states who will be bringing Wilbanks packages north this spring. (No endorsement by the Vermont Beekeepers Association or Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is implied.)

NY - Guy Hodges, South  Salem, NY., ph: 914.763.3211
NY - Aaron Morris, Round Lake, NY., aaronqmorris@gmail.com
CT - Adam Fuller, Hampton, CT., ph: 860.455.1296
CT - Andrew Cote, Norwalk, CT., ph: 917.208.0292
MA – Andy Reseska, Holliston, MA., ph: 508.429.6872
NH – Alden Marshall, Hudson, NH., ph: 603.883.6764
VT – Tom Canton, 802.892.7731. Tom is located in NE VT, and is taking a truck down to GA and plans to be back in VT on or about May 12.

FW Jones, Bedford, Que. – pick up in Swanton, VT, ph: 800.665.6637

(Also, please check for additional resources in our Marketplace.)


EAS 2012 Brochures

Here's an informational sheet about EAS 2012 for posting.  Vermont club leaders may want to print this out for their groups. Two versions are available as PDF files - color and greyscale.


New Opportunities Listed...

VBA Members: From time to time we get requests from businesses looking for honey, wax or other bee-related products. The Business/Other Opportunities listings begins with a local Vermont company seeking a propolis supplier. If you're looking for these types of opportunities check out this category - only available to VBA members by logging in to the website and choosing the Members Only menu.


Any Cut-Outs around Burlington?

Cindy Bee, a cut-out professional, is moving to Maine to work with Erin Forbes. She would like to demonstrate her cut-out procedures at our EAS 2012 meeting at Burlington. Please keep your ears open for any cut-out possibilities. All work will be free of charge to the homeowner.

If you know of a colony of bees in someone's house or out-building, please contact me so we can make plans with Cindy: mpalmer@together.net