Since 1886 the VBA has promoted the general welfare of Vermont's Honey Industry, while sustaining a friendly body of unity among the state's beekeepers.
  1. Bee On Flowering Pear Blossom

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    - Photo by Scott Wilson

  2. Tunbridge World's Fair Cancelled for 2020

    "I regretfully write to tell you that we will not hold the Tunbridge World’s Fair this year. The safety of our fairgoers, vendors, workers and volunteers is important to us, and particularly during this challenging time. The Board of Directors had not yet made the decision on whether the Fair could safely go on in September, but as most of you may know, on Friday, May 22nd, the Governor announced that all fairs and large festivals are cancelled this season.

    "We look forward to seeing you all for the 149th Fair in 2021 to celebrate this time honored tradition in Tunbridge."

    - Kelly Sammel
    Superintendent of Concessions

  3. Reversing Workshop Available Online

    If you missed our Zoom workshop on May 20, 2020, Andrew Munkres, VBA Vice-President presented on reversing and other mid-Spring related beekeeping topics. Scott Wilson,VBA Membership Secretary moderated.
     
    To view the presentation recording, look on the VBA website under the Become a Beekeeper menu, then Education, Classes & Workshops for our recorded webinars. (Or, to make things easier simply go to www.vermontbeekeepers.org/webinars - login required.) VBA's first webinar, Post-Winter Colony Deadout Diagnosis and Spring Actions - Bill Mares Presenter, is also available for view.
  4. VBA Summer Meeting Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

    Greetings fellow VBA members,

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to current state mandated guidelines The Vermont Beekeepers Association (VBA) Summer meeting is postponed from July 11, 2020 to October 17, 2020. The Board of Directors realizes the meeting is still 2 months away and that social conditions as well as State guidelines may change. But, the Board of Directors feels it prudent to make this decision now based on the current state thus allowing members to plan accordingly.

    The VBA  business meeting that typically occurs during the Summer meeting will be conducted during the October meeting. If COVID-19 State guidelines  continue into October the VBA intends to host an online beekeeping related informational meeting coupled with the business meeting.

    The location remains at the Brandon Town Hall.

    Sincerely,

    Scott Wilson

    VBA Membership Secretary

  5. Winter Deadout Diagnosis Guide

    Bill Mares at tonight's online presentation on the subject of Winter Deadouts, which included a variety of questions from attendees statewide. bmares2020 04 23

    The document used in the April 23rd Online Workshop - Winter Deadout Diagnosis Guide - is available for download.

    VBA will continue to provide online workshops in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

     

  6. A Message From the Vermont Bee Lab

    Hello Beekeepers, The Vermont Bee Lab is postponing its diagnostic services at this time. We are hopeful we will be up and running later this summer or fall- so hang on to those sample containers! We will keep VBA members posted as the University's work and travel guidelines evolve. Please continue to monitor our website for future updates. 

    Thank you all for your support and bee well!