If you have been thinking about keeping bees for awhile but still want to figure out if it's right for you, sign up for our Apprenticeship Program! Classroom time then out to the apiary for some real hands on experience! Buzz over to the Store for details. Programs are LIMITED, so sign up SOON! We expect these to fill up quickly! Scroll to the Bottom of This Home page for the Calendar & Schedule!
A couple of add-on's with our Beginner Kits! No more running around trying to find nails & glue to bring to your Assembly Workshop! We're including a "Goody Bag"! Go to the Shop page to see the details! Recipes, a First Year Calendar & a few other surprises!
The mission & the passion of Vermont Beekeeping Supply, LLC is to go above & beyond of what you will find with the larger supply companies. When you're having doubts & concerns on a Saturday night at 9pm, you can call us! If we're home, we'll talk to you! We want ALL beekeepers to believe in themselves! Everyone has heard about the struggle of the honey bee. We hope to help as many people as possible to become beekeepers! All the more to help save the Honey Bee!
We're located almost smack-dab in the middle in of Vermont! That's about an hour and a half from all points in VT. Marke & I build alot of the pieces & parts for Beehives. Our Lids are cut a little larger & our Inner Covers have shims that hold the Lid up to allow for passive ventilation year 'round. We build 2 different types of Bottom Boards too. Solid Bottoms to encourage the Queen to lay all the way on the bottoms of the frames. And Screened Bottom Boards with an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Board. It's another tool to help manage those evil Mites!
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February 17 Sunday 10am - 2pm Hive Assembly & Painting
April 28 Sunday 10am - 2pm Preparation and Installation of Bee Packages
May 3 Friday 1pm - 4pm First Inspection/Queen Release
May 18 Saturday 1pm - 4pm & May 26 Sunday 1pm - 4pm Hive Inspections & Supering
June 8 Saturday 10am - 2pm 2nd Inspection / Mite Check
June 22 Saturday 10am - 2pm Inspection / Mite Check & Treatment
June 30 Sunday 10am - 2pm Inspection / Supering / Mite Check
July 13 Saturday 10am - 2pm Swarm Check / Inspection / Supering
July 21 Sunday 10am - 2pm Mite Check & Treatment / Inspection
August 3 Saturday 10am - 2pm Inspection / Possible Harvest
August 11 Sunday 10am - 2pm Inspection / Mite Check / Swarm Check
August 24 Saturday 10am - 2pm Inspection / Mite Check & Treatment / Fall Evaluation
September 7 Saturday 10am - 2pm Inspection / Hive Body Reversal / Robbing & Mouse Prevention / Feeding
September 21 Saturday 10am - 2pm Fall Evaluation / Feeding / Mite Check & Treatment
October 6 Sunday 10am - 2pm Season Evaluation / Feeding
There will be more dates for more conversation & classroom time but the weather now will determine what we need to to do to the hives and when we get to do it!
Winterizing Class will be weather determined but plan for the last weekend in October til the day before Thanksgiving.