Bemis Sugar House
sugar house gives you a unique experience. This sugar house has been
operated each year since the late 1800's except for one due to illness
in the family. The Bemis's tap about 700 taps (500 on tubing and the
other 200 with buckets). The bucket sap is gathered with a small bulldozer
and taken to the sugar house to be boiled. This sugar house will give
you the opportunity to see an oil fired evaporator, 4 ft. by 12 ft.
Leader "Special" and a reverse osmosis machine. Reverse osmosis
is a high pressure filtration system to assist in removing water from
the sap before boiling in the evaporator. The highlight of this stop
will be a conversation with Bud, a real native Vermonter, who will be
glad to tell you about sugaring in the "good OLE days".