Articles and Resources of Interest
Where can I learn about beekeeping?
The Vermont Beekeepers Association runs workshops at its northern bee yard from April to September each year. Topics and locations can be found on the VBA Calendar.
We also suggest looking through all the resources on this site - and join the Vermont Beekeepers Association. You'll have access to mentors willing to work one-on-one with you as well as other tools and services.
- Honey Bee: Parasites, Pest, Predators, and Diseases, Penn. State University
- Beekeeping Basics, MAAREC & Penn State. Nice guide, lots of photos, covers it all in a spiral bound notebook form (not available on Amazon.com)
- The Beekeepers Handbook, Diana Sammataro
- The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden, Kim Flottum
- First Lessons for Beekeepers, Keith Delaplane, Dadant & Co.
- Bees Besieged, by Bill Mares, A.I. Root & Co.
- Natural Beekeeping, by Ross Conrad
- Fruitless Fall, by Rowan Jocobsen, Bloomsbury
- The Forgotten Pollinators, Buchmann & Nahban, Shearwater Books
- A Book of Bees, Sue Hubbell, Random House
- Honeybee Democracy, Thomas D. Seeley, Princeton Books
Also recommended is a subscription to either Bee Culture, geared to beginners or American Bee Journal, geared to commercial beekeeping. (VBA membership gives you a discount for each of these magazines.)
Services & Information Sites:
- Bee Health - Extension Service
- Eastern Apiculture Society of North America, Inc
- United States Department of Agriculture
- BEE-L, world-wide e-mail discussion (A collection of good discussion groups.)
- BeeSource, full of information and good links
- African Beekeeping
- Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC)
- International Bee Research Association
- Pollination Home Page
- Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium
- USDA Bee Disease Diagnosis Service
Honey & Pollen:
Top Bar Hives (An Inexpensive Beekeeping Method):
If you prefer...
You may download and print this application (PDF). Mail it with your check in the appropriate amount payable to Vermont Beekeepers Association for your membership to the address below. Please include your $15 Regular/Individual or $25 Family annual membership dues (no cash, please), and we'll count you among our ranks.
Vermont Beekeepers Association
PO Box 764
Burlington VT 05402-0764