A note of thanks to everyone who supported the ACBA group this season. We engaged in six field workshops (April-September) attended on average by 15- 20 beekeepers ranging from 0 to 5 plus winterings. They were led by four folks (Chas Mraz, Andrew Munkres, Scott Wilson, Fred Putnam) the latter of which is the newest Vermont Certified Beekeeper. There were also four indoor workshops or speakers. In all, there have been 10 well attended monthly events. The ACBA hosted the VBA 2017 summer meeting with great positive feedback from the attendees.
The FB page is active with many folks providing information relative to local and international beekeeper practices. Thanks to Chad for managing the email and website, and to Howard and Daphne (she also works to secure the Middlebury meeting location) for getting the ball rolling. In all, my observation is that a strong core group of quality beekeepers (hobbyist to commercial) is present and as a group will continue to promote planned, productive, and prosperous beekeeping based on a foundational concept of managing healthy bees.
Looking forward to 2018. Addison County..the epicenter of Vermont Beekeeping.