About Us

Bennington Beekeepers Blog is run by the Bennington County Beekeepers Club, Ltd., non-profit corporation.

Our Mission: to promote and protect area beekeeping and to encourage beekeeping by conducting meetings and workshops.

Our Purposes:
  1. to carry out educational programs that encourage beekeeping
  2. to promote the art of beekeeping and participate in promotional activities of various beekeeping groups
  3. to encourage and assist new beekeepers in becoming proficient in the art of beekeeping.
  4. to protect the interests of beekeeping in Bennington County.
Meetings Schedule:
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.

Officers:
President: Jeanne Davis 802-823-7955  jdavisbwheat@comcast.net
Vice President: Jim O'Clair 518-892-5666 joclair@hemmings.com
Secretary: Julie Cassiday jcassida@williams.edu
Treasurer: Dave Sicko cramersico@fairpoint.net
Web administrators Kevin Robinson 518-686-8266 and Jim O'Clair joclair@hemmings.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.