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Trust the Bees!

Monday, August 16th, 6.30 pm. We are meeting in person! Come on down and share knowledge, gain knowledge. See you there!

Rob Overton will host the meeting in his yard in Thanks, Rob!

Address: Bontecou Farm, 610 Keller Lane, New Paltz, NY.

Bear to the left between split rail fence as soon as you enter the farm and follow road through field all the way back to the tree line. Please drive slowly. FYI, Rob will put some signs up. (It's on the road behind Chilcott's on Route 32, use Google Maps).

Saturday, September 11th, 9am - 6pm.
Davis Park, 45 Watson Hollow Road, West Shokan, NY 12494
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 Resources below 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...

Taj Mahal - Queen Bee - Bloody Sunday Sessions

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...



...Rob mentioned this presentation in the last BeeGroup meeting. Very good Case Study on the Collapse of a Hive and what the signs are. Very good photos. You need to see this. Opens a PDF in a new window ....
Click Here for the more.
Mites 1

How to do a Mite Wash

Varroa Easy Check

CLICK HERE for more.


In comes this machine called "bee-home" created by tech company "Bee-Wise." Each colored rectangle holding a hive.
The device can hold up to 2 million bees at any given time. Not only that but it can also harvest honey.
"All the beekeeper needs do is come and pick up the honey," said Eliyah Radzyner from "Bee-Wise."

CLICK HERE for more.

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees

Many farmers rely on European honey bees to pollinate their plants, but the introduced species can negatively impact a native pollinator.

CLICK HERE to read on...

Clarkson recognizes Honey Bee Awareness Day

As home to the Kelley Beekeeping Co. and the community Honeyfest celebration, Clarkson is a buzz about events such as Honey Bee Awareness Day. Mayor Bonnie Henderson issued a proclamation declaring the official observance on Aug. 21.

CLICK HERE for more.
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Very good Case Study on the Collapse of a Hive and what the signs are. You need to see this. Very good photos. Opens a PDF in a new window .... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NvP-olm7vwMxPVH-Oi1CNHH70Wq913ym/view

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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