Hello!! :-)

Trust the Bees!

Monday, July 19th, 6.30 pm. We are meeting in person! Come on down and share knowledge, gain knowledge. See you there!

Joe Previll has volunteered to host the BeeGroup. Thanks, Joe!

Address is 50 Peak Farm Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Rt 209 to stone ridge. Turn at light, Cooper st. (Rt 213), turn right at stop sign just past the school. (Do not go straight on Peak Road.) Bear left on Bush road. Go about 20 yards to Peak Farm Road and mail boxes. Left on Peak Farm Road to the end. Our house is grey with black shutters.

OLIVE DAY - Pls Contact Rob ASAP!
Rob has volunteered to get a booth at Olive Day in September, held annually at Davis Park. Olive Day didn't happen last year. It's a great time! Please email Rob if you have interest helping out--man the table, talk to people about bees, etc. Rob will have a demo hive. It doesn't matter your level of experience. He's done it in the past and it's been lots of fun. And Olive Day is a great Town picnic. We can also picnic as a group, too. Please email Rob with your interest: rob@bushkillventures.com

Please check Resoures bleow for beekeeping info...


Queen 16 Days, Worker 21 Days, Drone 24 Days...Capped at 9th Day...

Some Honey Bee music. Opens a new window. You won't Bee disappointed. Listen while you read...

Muddy Waters - Honey Bee (1970)

Pls check the Resources section below...

For more information:

If you have any topics, ideas, selling bee equipment, or questions, feel free to contact us at BeeGroup@HVHiives.com.

Keep on BZZZzzz'n...

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When a swarm call comes ..

...the optimism that we will manage the swarm impulse of our bees to perfection and the thrill of the swarm call (of other people's bees, of course) with invitations into those secret gardens that normally we cannot enter....
Click Here for the more.
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How to use a bait hive

Setting up bait hives between May and the end of July gives you a sporting chance of retrieving any swarms you might otherwise have lost and, perhaps more excitingly, gaining brand new bees from elsewhere....

CLICK HERE for more.

Honeybees are disappearing overnight: Theft and vandalism of bee boxes and honey are rife throughout SA

On the morning of 27 May 2021, beekeeper Craig Campbell visited his apiary site (an area ideal for bees to forage), to find that overnight, 235 of his bee boxes had been destroyed. The thieves cut out the honey, destroying the hives, equipment and killing the broods in the process.

CLICK HERE for more.
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WTF: Why Do Honeybees Swarm?

To the uninitiated, a honeybee swarm can resemble a scene from a horror movie: Hundreds, sometimes thousands of insects swirl through the air like an angry tornado or clump together like a buzzing beach ball on a tree limb or fence post.

CLICK HERE to read on...

The Secret Life of Bees

The world’s leading expert on bee behavior discovers the secrets of decision-making in a swarm...

CLICK HERE for more.
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Bee Biology
Basic Bee Biology from the University of Georgia
Basic Honeybee Biology
Pictures of Bee Anatomy
Honey Bees Identification, Biology, and Lifecycle
Honey Bee Biology, Part 1: The Digestive System

NY Bee Wellness: https://nybeewellness.org/

Beltsville Lab: If your bees die, God Forbid!, please send a sample to the Beltsville Lab in Maryland. The analysis is free and they will email you the results. They check for Nosema and Mites. I sent a sample down a month ago and my hive was loaded with mites -- in December! Please share results with Rob,Tom and the BeeGroup so we can help keep tabs on what is happening in the 'hood. Thanks! CLICK HERE for details on how to submit a sample.

Fat Bees Skinny Bees

Talks about nutrition for your bees. This will impact how your bees can fight off disease and ultimately survive.
Click Here for the Powerpoint.
Click Here for the Manual.

For Honeybee information, videos, podcasts and workshops please visit the links below. Workshops are being updated as we speak!

Dave Cushman Beekeeping Website maintained by Roger Patterson.
Go to Dave-Cushman.net

With Special Thanks for providing the Venue: Olive Free Library

A Quick Reference Guide to Honey Bee Parasites, Pests, Predators, and Diseases https://extension.psu.edu/a-quick-reference-guide-to-honey-bee-parasites-pests-predators-and-diseases

Welsh Beekeepers Association Bee Disease Guide: It is important for all beekeepers to be familiar with the appearance of healthy worker brood, in order to recognise abnormalities which may indicate the presence of disease.

Honey Bee Healthy Recipe

NOSEMA: Treatment Procedure. Don't forget to treat for Nosema! Click Here for procedure.

HONEYBEE LIFE CYCLE - Very Important to know. This is the building block of understanding your hives.
Click Here for video...
Click here for chart and discussion.

Queen 16 Days, Worker 21 Days, Drone 24 Days...

Bee Group Meeting

What: Bee Group
Where: Olive Free Library, West Shokan - check details above for location
When: On Hold For Now

Hudson Valley Hives is a beekeeping group that meets at the Olive Free Library on a monthly basis and discuss all things beekeeping. The meeting is driven by members questions and sharing experiences with the goal of spreading timely knowledge among fellow beekeepers. It is very informal and we welcome anyone interested to participate. If you are just thinking about getting started in beekeeping, a new beekeeper, or a seasoned beekeeper, you will benefit from the group discussions. There is no membership fee. The Olive Free Library graciously provides a meeting place for our group and we encourage you to make a donation to the library if you find the BeeGroup helpful.

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