Beekeepers set to descend on Burlington Aug. 13
BURLINGTON, Vt.—More than 500 beekeepers are expected to swarm into Vermont this month for what organizers say will be the largest such gathering in more than 30 years.
Honeybee researchers and experts from 26 states and provinces in the eastern U.S. and Canada are scheduled to be in Burlington from Aug. 13-17 for a conference on honeybees and their relationship to different facets of agriculture.
The Vermont Beekeepers Association and the Eastern Apicultural Society are putting on the event, which will feature workshops, lectures, vendor displays and short courses for beginning and advanced beekeepers.
Rowan Jacobsen, author of the bestselling "Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis" will be the keynote speaker on Aug. 15.