April Workshop Postponed – See New Date!

Regretfully we must postpone tomorrow’s workshop. The new date is April 29, 2017. The time will change to noon but the location remains the same.

The decision is due to the forecast of 45-47 degree temperatures,wind chill of about 4 degrees, and cloudy skies with possible rain. These conditions will cause the bees to be clustered to create heat and keep brood warm. It would not be prudent to expose them to these conditions.

However, the change in date allows for a package bee installation demonstration on that day.

We apologize for the change but do believe it is appropriate.

We hope to see you all next week.

April Spring Workshop Reminder

Just a reminder we have our first outdoor workshop this Saturday 4/22/17.   Location is: 2475 Baldwin Rd Hinesburg, VT 05461-9377
(park along the side of the driveway near the top/Follow the signs into the field)

We will be covering:

  • First Spring Inspection 
  • Unpacking hives
  • Feeding light colonies
  • Equalizing brood
  • Winter kill diagnosis
  • Post winter equipment review
  • Hive/Apiary Registration
  • Review of Best Practices

ACBA Feb Meeting – VBA Summer Meeting Discussion and 2017 Workshop Requests

This meeting will be centered around planning for the VBA summer meeting. Please come as we will be discussing work roles and duties as well as seeking volunteers for certain positions. Also, we may have a current dead-out for postmortem inspection and review.

Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Middlebury Regional Emergency & Medical Services Building
55 Collins Dr
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

Mead Workshop

Wednesday November 30th,The Addison Beekeepers Association  will be hosting a Mead Workshop beginning at 6:30, Middlebury Ambulance building, Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT  05753

Bob Slanzi, an award winning mead maker and EAS 2016 mead workshop trainer will be showing us the basics of mead making.
Should be a fun time for all! BRING PLASTIC OR PAPER CUPS FOR TASTING


Photos from the ACBA September Apiary Workshop

We had a great turnout for our September apiary workshop. We covered mite count, mite treatments, feeding, weighing hives, and reviewed best practices. Special thanks to Howard Hall and Scott Wilson for hosting.

Here are some photos from the apiary workshop:

TBone and the Honey Wagon
TBone and the Honey Wagon
ACBA September Apiary Photo
ACBA September Apiary Photo
Shot of the ACBA and apiary
Shot of the ACBA and apiary
Performing a Mite count
Performing a Mite count
Wrapping Hive Demonstration.
Wrapping Hive Demonstration.