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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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Winter Losses - Central Vermont

This record of winter losses was reported by the Central Vermont Club



Hive mortality winter/spring 2011                                                             Poll taken on  3/12/2011


# Hives going into Winter                             Location                               # Hives as of 3/12/2011

3 + DBL NUC                                                       Eden                                      3 + DBL NUC

5                                                                              Orange                                 1

1                                                                              Barre (indoors)                 1

13                                                                           Worcester                           8

7                                                                              Montpelier                         6

3                                                                              Berlin                                    3

2                                                                              Middlesex                           0

34                                                                           Waitsfield                            10

4                                                                              Northfield                           3

2                                                                              Cabot                                    2

5                                                                              Stowe                                   5

4                                                                              E. Montpelier                    4

Total      85                                                                                                           Total      46                          

                                                                                                % survival                            54.12%


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