Our Mission: to promote and protect area beekeeping and to encourage beekeeping by conducting meetings and workshops.
- to carry out educational programs that encourage beekeeping
- to promote the art of beekeeping and participate in promotional activities of various beekeeping groups
- to encourage and assist new beekeepers in becoming proficient in the art of beekeeping.
- to protect the interests of beekeeping in Bennington County.
Our group meets seven times a year, typically in January, April, May, June, August, September and October. These meeting typically offer an educational topic of interest to beekeepers, often conducted by guest speakers, such as Dr. Dewey Caron.
Dues: Dues are $15 with a $20 rate for a family group payable annually, in January.
President: Jeanne Davis 802-823-7955 email@example.com
Vice President: Jim O'Clair 518-892-5666 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Erin Kiley email@example.com
Treasurer: Dave Sicko firstname.lastname@example.org
Web administrator: Jim O'Clair email@example.com
History: the Bennington Beekeepers Club was first organized in 1977 by John Page, a Bennington County Extension Agent, and Rene Nolet of East Dorset, Vt. and included area beekepers Ray Armstrong, Kendal Adams, and Ken Gile. The club became a Vermont non-profit corporation in 2005 and federal non-profit in 2006.