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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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“Many native Vermonters have ingrained respect for the nutritional wisdom of the bee,winterhive which goes into the fields and selects the materials for the making of a perfect food. With bees there are no new ways of checking the quality of the flowers it visits to obtain nectar. It knows if and when flowers aren’t up to its standards and moves along to others.  In Vermont one sometimes hears the saying, ‘We’ve got to trust someone—why not let it be the bee?’  The saying is more truth than poetry.”  As quoted by Vermont Doctor, D.C. Jarvis, M.D. Folk Medicine.