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Beekeepers emerge from winter slumber

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by Matthew Wilson

BARTON — As spring approaches, the vegetation of the Northeast Kingdom rouses from winter’s slumber and, for those with an interest in honeybees, the coming sunny days herald the approaching apiary work to be done.  It is too soon to start gathering once more at the Old Stone House Museum, so the Brownington Beekeepers met for their first meeting at the Barton Public Library last Saturday.  Members talked of how to prepare themselves for both receiving their bees and how to grow their hive, as well as what kind of equipment will be necessary to establish a new colony.

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