Hello!! :-)

Monday, May 17th, 6.30 pm. We are meeting in person! 549 state route 214, Chichester, NY. Chichester Farm. Just across the street from the Post Office and Yoga joint. Karen Lee has volunteered to show off her brand new Slovenian hives. Thanks, Karen!!! :-) You go through Phoenicia off Route 28. Take the precautions you need to feel safe. Masks, distancing, etc., whatever makes you feel safe. But we hope to see you there! So exciting!

It'll be a great opportunity to reconnect, see some bees in person, ask questions, share some knowledge, learn something new.

Who's bringing the beer!?!?!? ;-)


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.

Honey Song | The Mini Adventures of Winnie The Pooh | Disney

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...


American Honey Is Radioactive From Decades of Nuclear Bomb Testing

A new study found that bees have been harvesting elevated levels of irradiated pollen for decades

Click Here for the more.

Complete guide to honey bee races

Learn about honey bee races and their characteristics.

CLICK HERE for more.

About Honey Bees - Types, Races, and Anatomy

What are the Races of Honey Bees?

CLICK HERE for more.


While I was busy thinking my observations were brilliant, I did not know of the research reported by psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger at Cornell University. In 1999, they published a paper titled, “Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments.”

CLICK HERE to read on...


Honey bee nutrition might be key to healthy populations
AgriLife Research, USDA project looks to honey bee diets to reduce population losses.

CLICK HERE for more.


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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