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. Just In - Available at the Winter Meeting

    The LAND of MILK & HONEY

    Pick up your copy at the Winter Meeting!

    lomandhThe long-awaited book, "The Land of Milk & Honey" by Bill Mares and Ross Conrad is now available! Those who purchased a copy and are attending the VBA Winter Meeting on January 28 can pick up their copy at the meeting. (There may also be extra copies available for purchase.)

     
    Otherwise, watch your mail for your pre-ordered copy. And thank you for your patience!
  2. 2020 Specialty Block Grant Program

    The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announces the availability of grant funds for the purpose of strengthening Vermont’s specialty crop industries and improving the performance of Vermont specialty crops within local, domestic, and international markets. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture crops (including honey, hops, and maple syrup), and nursery crops (including Christmas trees and floriculture).  Interested applicants must submit a pre-application by February 26, 2020. Read more.

  3. Marketing Spotlight

    There are many ways to market honey.For nearly a decade, Scott and Valarie Wilson of Heavenly Honey Apiary have hosted a beekeeping display at the Fair Haven Welcome Center. The themes vary with this year's theme highlighting the health benefits of products from the hive. Please stop by as you travel through the area and be sure to sign the guest book.

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  4. 2020 VBA Winter Meeting

    Register Online for Winter Meeting

    VBA Members - Registration for the 2020 Winter Meeting at the Vermont Farm Show is open. You may register online using the link below.

    Preregister and Win SABA Tickets

    VBA Members who preregister for the VBA 2020 Winter Meeting will be automatically entered into a drawing to receive two free tickets to attend the March meeting of the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association (SABA). All you need to do is preregister for the VBA meeting and attend. Yes, you must be present to win!

    We thank SABA and Bob Sheedy, SABA's Seminar Coordinator for this generous gift!

    VBA to Provide ASL Interpreters

    The VBA is pleased to announce that we will have American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters available for the morning session (9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) at the Winter Meeting. For more information on this service, contact webmaster@vermontbeekeepers.org.

    VBA Winter Meeting Agenda

    The agenda for the meeting will be updated as new information is made available. The most recent version will always be available here. Mike Palmer will be the keynote speaker and there will be much to discuss! Please see the agenda for the topics already scheduled.

    Please note: There is no charge to attend the meeting. Registration is free but the meeting is only open to current VBA members.

    When  you register online you will receive an emailed confirmation AND a copy of the latest meeting agenda. Please bring both to the meeting. The emailed confirmation will serve as your entry ticket to the meeting. When you register, you may include up to three additional attendees as long as they are listed on your family membership.

    Register Today!

    Please use the online tools to renew your membership. This action will facilitate a smooth meeting check-in process and allow more time for member interaction. You can update your membership status by logging into your profile and adjusting it here.

    Volunteer at the VBA Booth

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    Greet Visitors, Talk Bees, Learn from Others, Have Fun
     
    Vermont Beekeepers Association's (VBA) big, colorful, informative booth is one of the first things thousands of visitors see at the annual Vermont Farm Show.
     
    We have a few openings for VBA members willing to volunteer at the booth. To sign up and learn more, login to the site and read here.
  5. 2020 VBA Winter Meeting Agenda

    Agenda for VBA Winter Meeting

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    Location: Champlain Valley Exposition
    105 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452

    Expo North, A and B Conference Rooms

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  6. Announcing the 2020 Honey Contest

    2020 Vermont Beekeepers Association Honey Show Rules & Judging Criteria have been posted. A reminder, the contest is open to current VBA members.