Vermont Beekeepers Association

US & World Beekeeping News

  1. Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey' - National Geographic


    National Geographic

    Beekeepers Sweeten Solar Sites With the 'Tesla of Honey'
    National Geographic
    But in April, it quietly achieved a milestone: It became the first U.S. solar facility to host commercial beekeeping. The apiary is part of an effort to rethink how land for clean energy can be used to supply more than just kilowatts. Instead of the ...

  2. Local beekeepers band together, for pollination's sake | www ... - Chesterfield Observer


    Local beekeepers band together, for pollination's sake | www...
    Chesterfield Observer
    New backyard beekeeper Sarah Kurysz uses smoke to calm her bees while she checks for signs of poor hive health. She and her husband co-own the hive with ...

    and more »
  3. Farmers's groups, researchers, NGOs and beekeepers to form ... - Horticulture Week


    Horticulture Week

    Farmers's groups, researchers, NGOs and beekeepers to form...
    Horticulture Week
    Beekeepers, scientists, policy-makers and other relevant parties are to set up a European bee partnership that could transform the way bee health is assessed in ...

    and more »
  4. Thousands of bees took over a car in the UK and beekeepers are ... - ScienceAlert


    Thousands of bees took over a car in the UK and beekeepers are...
    ScienceAlert
    The last thing you want to find coming home on a Sunday afternoon is a swarm of some 20,000 bees covering your car. But that's exactly what happened to ...

    and more »
  5. Study Suggests Modern Beekeeping Gives Varroa Mites Ideal ... - Growing Produce


    Growing Produce

    Study Suggests Modern Beekeeping Gives Varroa Mites Ideal...
    Growing Produce
    As the managed honey bee industry continues to grapple with significant annual colony losses, the Varroa destructor mite is emerging as the leading culprit. And ...

    and more »
  6. Bees are starting to evolve to survive destructive varroa mite, researcher says - ABC Online


    Bees are starting to evolve to survive destructive varroa mite, researcher says
    ABC Online
    Although the process of evolution is slow, it has given the industry hope and sparked an interest in better beekeeping methods, with people entering the industry to try and save the bees. "Without the beekeepers in some areas, the honey bees would have ...

  7. In Montana, Beekeepers Protect Their Hives With Fences — And Guns - MTPR


    MTPR

    In Montana, Beekeepers Protect Their Hives With Fences — And Guns
    MTPR
    And Jamie Jonkel, a bear manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says placing a beehive on the ground in Montana is like "putting a dead horse in the back pasture and not expecting bears to feed on that dead horse." So he encourages all beekeepers ...

  8. 7 Ways Your Garden Can Help Bees (Without the Work of ... - Organic Authority


    Organic Authority

    7 Ways Your Garden Can Help Bees (Without the Work of...
    Organic Authority
    You know bees are vitally important, but you just don't have the free time to take up beekeeping. No worries, here's how to help bees without beekeeping.

    and more »
  9. What's the Buzz in the Capitol? A Tax Cut for Beekeepers - U.S. News & World Report


    What's the Buzz in the Capitol? A Tax Cut for Beekeepers
    U.S. News & World Report
    There are hundreds of beekeeping businesses in the state but thousands of "backyard beekeepers" with a few hives, he said. Nass, a co-sponsor of the bill, is a hobby beekeeper himself. His spokesman, Mike Mikalsen, said Nass has been beekeeping for ...

    and more »
  10. City considers beekeeping ordinance - Wisconsin State Farmer


    Wisconsin State Farmer

    City considers beekeeping ordinance
    Wisconsin State Farmer
    The push for an ordinance to allow beekeeping within Sturgeon Bay's city limits began after the Door County Beekeepers Club was founded in 2015. With an initial membership of 30 people, the beekeepers club meetings often attract 80 to 100 people.