Friday, April 3, 2020

April Meeting Cancelled

The April 9th Bennington County Beekeepers Club Meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 social distancing requirement as ordered by the governor.

Access to the Veteran's Home is also restricted. 

Check back with us later in the month to see if we will be able to meet for our next scheduled get-together on May 8th. 

Stay at home and use the off time to care for your emerging hives and prepare for those new spring nucs and packages.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2020 VT Beekeepers Association Winter Meeting 
 January 28, 2020 in Essex Junction at the VT Winter Agricultural Fair.  

The meeting is open to VBA members and all are asked to preregister.  It is a free all day event and the main speaker will be Mike Palmer.  It's great to connect with beekeepers around the state and to learn about beekeeping issues and research in Vermont.  
To sign up go to the Vermont Beekeepers Assoication website

Monday, December 30, 2019

Bennington County Beekeepers’ Club

Thursday, January 09, 2020
7:00 p.m. meeting
Crispe Room at the 
Vermont Veterans’ Home
325 North Street, 
Bennington VT, 05201

7:00 pm              Pot-Luck Dinner:  Please bring a dish to share.
7:35 pm              Business Meeting, including discussion of annual budget.
8:00 pm              Presentations:  “What to do with Honey this Winter?”
·         Make mead (Jeff Battaglini)
·         Make creamed honey (Jeanne Davis)

Announcement: Club member Dave Sicko has a Maxant 3100 radial extractor for sale. Please contact him for details.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Bennington County Beekeepers Club is proud to present its annual
Free Five-Week


Beekeepers Course

5 nights of basic instruction for new beekeepers and current beekeepers who want to refresh their current techniques.
Thursday evenings

Jan 23rd, January 30th, February 6th, February 13th, & February 27th
6:30-9:00 PM
 in the Vermont Veterans Home
The Crispe Room
350 North Street, Bennington, VT
To register
Call 802-823-7955
or email
Donations welcomed

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bennington County Beekeepers’ Club

Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:00 p.m. meeting
Crispe Room at the Vermont Veterans’ Home

7:00 pm              Pot-Luck Dinner:  Please bring a dish to share.

7:35 pm              Business Meeting:  Please read the minutes from the September meeting included in this mailing.

8:00 pm              Presentation by Kirk Webster:  
‘20 Years as a Treatment-Free Commercial Beekeeper’

Location:           The Crispe Room at the Vermont Veterans Home
                           325 North Street
                           Bennington, VT 05201

Announcement: Club member Joanne Beck has some honey to extrude, but does not have an extruder. Please contact her ( ) if you can help her.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Bennington County Beekeepers’ Club
September Meeting
Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:00 pm Meeting
Crispe Room of the Vermont Veterans’ Home

Our speaker at this meeting will be Anne Frey, EAS Master Beekeeper, who will talk about “Cut-Outs”. We will also have a discussion of fall management issues. Meeting will begin, as always, with a potluck supper. Please bring a dish to share.

Also, please consider participating in the tri-national Mite-a-Thon:

Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize Varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a two-week window. All beekeepers can participate, creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Their Varroa monitoring data will be uploaded to

For further Mite-a-Thon information and to participate, please go to .

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Dear Bennington Beekeepers,

Your help is requested at two events on Saturday, August 24:

(1) The Sun and Fun Festival, an environmental festival, at the 2nd Congregational Church in Bennington from 10:00-3:00.  Melany Letourneau is organizing it and needs volunteers to help run a booth with her. Folks could come for a couple or few hours.  Melany: 802-442-5783

(2) The Bennington Farmers Market, also on Saturday August 24, our club will have an educational booth and needs volunteers to help run a booth.  Hours are 10:00-1:00.  Jeanne 802-823-7955.

Please reach out to Melany or/and Jeanne if you can help at either or both of these events!