VT bees in the news

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets (VAAFM) recently released a report that praises the “healthy and robust beekeeping industry” in Vermont. However, many Vermont beekeepers disagree with the agency’s assessment.

In response, the Vermont Beekeepers Association (VBA) published a letter questioning the accuracy of the VAAFM’s claims. As stated in the letter, “All Vermont beekeepers, including migratory beekeepers, struggle with a high degree of annual colony losses due to pests, pathogens, environmental impacts, and pesticide use.”

And many VT beekeepers are chiming in. For more information, check out the following videos and articles. Read, watch, and educate yourself on how best to help our VT bees:
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