Please mark your calendars for January 30, 2018, as the date for the VBA Winter meeting at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds (in conjunction with the Vermont Farm Show) and June 23, 2018, at Missisquoi Valley Union High School, Swanton. Speakers are being lined up and breakout sessions are in development. Samuel Ramsey is one of the planned Summer presenters. His current research regarding the feeding methods of Varroa is intriguing and exciting.
Honey Bees: Good News!
Colony Collapse Disorder, Varroa mites, pesticides, imported honey flooding our markets – it seems there is lots of BAD news about bees -- but there is plenty of good news too such as simple sampling/management for sustainable mite control, effective individual efforts toward protecting bees from pesticides and lots of new beekeepers producing local-sourced pure honey. Let's celebrate some of the GOOD NEWS about honey bees and their backyard culture.
Date: Wednesday, October 25th 2017
Location:Mildred Livak Ballroom, Davis Student Center, University of Vermont