Happy New Year to All! :-)

Hello! Everything being covered in a couple feet of snow doesn't make it seem like much is going on in our hives, but you would be deceived if you thought this! lol The bees are busy at work getting ready for spring even though we sit by our fire sipping a favorite beverage keeping warm, watching Netflix. BUT now is the time of year you have to keep an eye out and get ready! The Queen is beginning to lay. They need food--sugar and pollen/pollen substitute to keep going. Come on the VIDEO CALL and let's talk about what you are seeing, if your hives are surviving, and what we can do to help our bees get to the spring build up alive. ;-)

Come talk about your bees and share some knowledge.

7:00 PM, Monday, February 15th.

Please VIDEO in and put on your VIDEO SCREEN--we'd love to see you! You can login on the internet browser, no need to download the program. If you have to, you can call in, but seeing all of you would be so much better, almost like being at the library again... Wear a funny hat! ;-)

Video and Screen Sharing:

Online meeting ID:
Online meeting link:

Conference Call:

Dial-in number:
(712) 770-4010
Access code:

Are YOU ready for Spring? Are YOUR hives surviving?


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.

♫ Bee Gees ♥ Please Please Me ♫

Pls check the Resources section below...

For more information:
914 213 2303

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

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Keep on BZZZzzz'n...



Do you know what these black specks are?

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Dalan Animal Health Receives USPTO Notice of Allowance For A Patent Application Covering A Groundbreaking Vaccination Technology To Protect Honeybees

The patent application covers preventing American Foulbrood disease in honeybees by orally administering a vaccine to the queen bee. CLICK HERE for more.

Thousands of Wild Bee Species Haven’t Been Seen Since 1990

Between 2006 and 2015, researchers worldwide observed 25 percent fewer bee species than they had before 1990. CLICK HERE to read on...


From coast to coast, the American bumblebee is part of the fabric of America’s grasslands and open spaces. Described before the United States won its independence, this fuzzy bee was once the most commonly observed bee in the United States. Its powers of pollination have nourished our ecosystems and sustained our crops. CLICK HERE to read on...


New beekeepers frequently stop by my table and ask, “I’m new to beekeeping. What should I be doing with my bees right now?” I give them my honestly simple, but disappointingly unsatisfactory answer: It depends.
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Honey is much less than the goodness of God

Scientists using new tools to deal with the shrinking number of honeybees.

SHOUT OUT TO CHRIS CONKLIN...Now, a team of scientists are working with new tools and artificial intelligence to hopefully solve this national bee problem that has been stumping experts for years.

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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.

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

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.
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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: Online for the Time Being

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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