Hello!! :-)

Trust the Bees!

Monday, September 20th, 6.30 pm. We are meeting in person! Come on down and share knowledge, gain knowledge. See you there!

Raceine Shurter has again volunteered to host the BeeGroup. Thanks, Raceine! BTW, she says bring your gear, her bees an be cranky. ;-)

Address is 1915 Samsonville rd (co rd 3)

Going south on Samsonville rd past Tetta's store u come into the hamlet of Samsonville. Past the church you go over a little bridge. From the bridge my driveway is the 3rd on the right and marked 1915. Its a long driveway -stay straight.

Going north on Samsonville rd u enter the town of Olive marked by a sign. As u start down the hill there's a wooden fence on the right. As the fence ends u will see our 1915 sign on your left which marks the driveway.

OLIVE DAY. Hey, if you missed Olive Day, you missed a lot. The booth was busy non-stop all day. Rob had a small observation hive with a marked queen--we must of put 500 "I Found the Queen" stickers on kids and adults alike. The whole event was simply great--and if you didn't come you missed the chicken liver sandwiches! And you missed hanging out with fellow BeeGroupers, who helped chat up the public and educate folks about bees. And special thanks to Rob for setting it all up--this man comes prepared and ready to rock and roll! :-)

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...


Why we're saving the wrong bees

Think honeybees are disappearing? Or that the more hives we have the better? Think again. Here's why they're considered the bad boys of the bee world, and what we should be focusing on instead.
Click Here for the more.

Dying bees: What's the big deal?

We are losing billions of bees every year to many complicated causes, including climate change, decreasing crop diversity and habitat loss. Why does it matter if bees are around?
CLICK HERE for more.

How Israel is leading the world in reviving bee colonies — in the middle of the desert

The Arava Desert in Israel’s south is “abuzz” with activity — and it is all thanks to one important six-legged critter: the humble honeybee.
CLICK HERE for more.

Local Sustainable Beekeeping

It's time to shift the needle from imports, to sustainably at the regional level

CLICK HERE to read on...

Swarm Troopers: Caring for bees keeps advocates busy

"There's a sacred quality to the relationship between the bees and all the forms of life they nourish. When we take care of honeybees - and all pollinators - we become part of a virtuous cycle that's both critical to the planet's future and connects us to something deeper."
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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