Join us for a beekeeping workshop


Saturday, January 20

10 a.m. – 12 noon


North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street

Montpelier, Vt.

Directions  to NBNC

Beekeeping: how to start and how to keep it going

with Jeffrey Hamelman

Join us for a 2-hour presentation on  beekeeping with Jeffrey Hamelman. Learn the ins and outs of beekeeping with a long-time expert. From setting up hives and maintaining them, to care of your bees and harvesting their honey.

  • What are the supplies one needs to begin keeping bees?
  • How do you procure bees?
  • What are the joys and what are the challenges in keeping bees?
  • Question and Answer time

Coming Events at NBNC

March 3

About our Speaker: Jeffrey Hamelman

Jeffrey Hamelman began keeping bees in 1982, or perhaps that is when they began keeping him. He has been an avid hobbyist since then, keeping up to eight colonies at his home in Hartland Four Corners, Vermont. He has been a member of Vermont Beekeepers Association for about 30 years, and was the Association's Secretary for about five years. For the past few years, he has co-taught free beekeeping classes from April through September at the VBA South Yard in Ascutney, Vermont. Talking about bees, teaching people about bees, and working with bees is a great and fulfilling pleasure.

P.S. He's a world-renown Master Baker and author!

Central Vermont Master Gardeners

North Branch Nature Center is one of our local projects. Thanks to the work of EMG Sandy Paar, North Branch Nature Center has been selected as a Pollinate New England workshop host and garden installation site. To be installed the summer of 2018.

About the Master Gardener Program


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63 Carrigan Dr

Burlington, VT 05405


State Coordinator: Beret Halverson

Program Assistant: Lisa Chouinard



Become a Master Gardener

Certified Extension Master Gardeners are trained in research-based home horticulture practices and they apply this knowledge in their communities through education based volunteer efforts. Over 3,000 Vermonters have taken the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) course since the program started in 1991 and there are currently more than 560 active volunteers.

This program may be right for you if you are …

  • Eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program
  • Eager to improve your community and volunteer as a community educator
  • Interested in environmental stewardship and willing to promote environmentally safe home horticulture practices
  • Looking forward to sharing your knowledge and experience with your community and across Vermont
  • Willing to serve as an EMG volunteer and have enough time to attend the training and volunteer annually

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