Vermont Beekeepers Association

Who We Are and What We Do

Vermont Beekeepers AssociationSince 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.  

The Vermont Beekeepers Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, represents hundreds of beekeepers that raise bees for the love and honey. We’re as diverse as the 246 towns in Vermont, but are unified in our fascination with and affection for bees. Most of us are hobbyists, but there are some “side liners” who try to make a bit of extra income from their 25-200 hives as well as a handful of full-time professionals. Join Today!

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We hope everyone is doing well during the busy holiday season.  It’s hard to imagine we are only a few weeks away from our annual VBA Winter Meeting.  Like in years past, this year’s Winter Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Vermont Farm Show on Tuesday January 31st.  The Vermont Farm Show has graciously offered VBA a free space to host our meeting. 

The address for our meeting location is:
Champlain Valley Exposition
Blue Ribbon Pavilion
105 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452

We are finalizing this year’s meeting agenda and will send out an update shorty.  Looking forward to seeing each of you at this year’s Winter Meeting.

Vermont Farm Show – Product Contest
A reminder to show our fellow Vermonters how great our honey truly is.  If you have never entered your honey into a honey contest, this is your chance.  Let’s put on a great display of Vermont honey at this year's Farm Show.  It's never too soon to start preparing your entries for the show. 

This year’s honey classes include:
120) One Comb, sectioned or cut
121) One pound glass Light
122) One pound glass Amber*
123) One pound glass Dark *
124) One pound glass Chunk*
125) One pound glass Creamed*
*Must be commercial container
127) Special Class: Vermont Honey Promotion Board Contest: Submit one honey recipe, baked or otherwise, using at least 1/3 cup of honey. Class 127 is a special class in which the Vermont Honey Promotion Board offers $100 for the first prize and $25 each for 4 runner-ups. Recipes must be submitted with entries.
For details regarding entry and drop-off requirements, please visit this link: