VT Bee Blog

Welcome to the Vermont Bee Blog...

Thoughts about beekeeping and beekeepers in Vermont along with links to local and national stories of interest. While most articles are public, VBA members who login to the site will have access to additional articles and features.

VBA Members are invited to submit their thoughts, articles and images. Simply login to the site and click the Submit an Article button to join the conversation. livemarks

New VBA Update Editor

The Vermont Beekeepers Association welcomes Bob Haven as the new editor of the VBA Update, the organization's email newsletter sent to members as part of their membership benefit.

Bob is a beekeeper in Charlotte and welcomes member's participation in developing the Update. If you have a story for inclusion in the Update, please forward it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ABF's EPA Webinar Series

The ABF's EPA Webinar Series is Now Open to the General Public

The American Beekeeping Federation Education Committee has been hard at work developing new ways to keep its members engaged and informed in between ABF annual conferences each year. The Conversation with a Beekeeper Webinar Series is the first interactive venture to deliver information directly to the membership.


VBA Board Minutes Posted

The VBA Board met recently.  See what they're talking about under the "members only" and then "meeting minutes" tab.  We're an all-volunteer organization and your thoughts, suggestions, ideas and volunteer hours to help make things happen are always welcome.  Contact Kim Greenwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or any of the board members to let us know what's on your mind.

Harvest Weekend for Three Burlington Beekeepers

Three Burlington beekeepers teamed up over the weekend of August 24-25th to harvest nearly 250 pounds of honey from their respective apiaries.  

For Patricia Ferreira (of Three Berry Bees), Lisa Schnell (of EnglesBees), and Janet Bellavance (of BellaBees), it was the first time each had ever done their own extracting.  A work colleague of Schnell's loaned the trio a hand-crank unit which they assembled in Schnell's garage that also served as their two-day honey depot.