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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A new book has been added to the library: The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives, by VBA member Christy Hemenway.tbhivebook

This book is an easy reading, basic introduction for the new beekeeper who is interested in treatment-free beekeeping in top bar hives. Bee biology, top bar hive setup, inspections, over-wintering, harvesting, pests and diseases are reviewed.

This book or others can be checked out by going to the Library section of the Members Only page on this site and selecting “Contact the Librarian.”

The VBA Library will be at the upcoming winter meeting and items will be available for borrowing by current VBA members.

If you currently have a library item checked out, members can return it to the library at the meeting.

If you have a personal beekeeping book that is gathering dust, please consider donating it to the library.