Seeking Nominations for the

Vermont Beekeepers Association Recognition Program

The Vermont Beekeeper’s Association created the Vermont Beekeeper Recognition Program (formerly the Beekeeper of the Year Award) to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Vermont beekeepers that support beekeeping in Vermont and have provided outstanding service to the VBA.

Please review the program's description then make your nomination at the bottom of this page. (VBA Members - login to submit a nomination.)

The nomination form is available to current VBA members and describes the categories of recognition. You may submit as many entries as you like and your entries will be retained for two years. Questions may be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here’s a description of the categories and criteria for the VBA winter 2024 meeting:

We are seeking nominees in the following categories: 

Friend of the Bees

Eligibility and criteria:

  • Anyone: business, individual, agency, institution, schools, researchers, municipalities, class projects, farm projects, 4-H projects, etc.
  • Not limited to VBA members.
  • Can be given to a person of any age including youths.
  • Outstanding efforts in support of honey bees or beekeepers in Vermont.

Outstanding efforts on honeybee education

 Eligibility and criteria:

  • For beekeepers and non-beekeepers.
  • Not limited to VBA members.
  • Includes mentee and mentor pairs.
  • Frequently conducts or assists on classes, workshops, public events (fairs, festivals, etc.)
  • Can be given to a person of any age including youths. 

Mission superhero

Eligibility and criteria: 

  • Any VBA member

  • A person or people with outstanding initiative or leadership who step up to organize and implement a specific project over a limited period of time that contributes to the VBA mission.

  • Can be given to a person of any age including youths.

Deadline for Nominations - January 10, 2024

January 10, 2024, is the deadline for submitting nominations in the categories Friend of the Bees, Mission Superhero, and Outstanding Efforts in Honey Bee Education.

Selected individuals or entities will be recognized at the 2024 Winter Meeting.


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