Greetings Hello,


We are meeting, in person, in a Bee Yard! Tuesday April 19th, 5:30 pm. Note this is Tuesday, not Monday.

Glenn Wiacek -- 275 Sheldon Hill Road Olivebridge NY -- has volunteered to host our meeting in his Bee Yard. Thanks, Glenn, much appreciated! :-) It'll be a good opportunity to get into a live yard and see what the bees are doing. And Bring your jacket, Veil, gloves, etc. The bees can get cranky in the evening. ;-)

We also need volunteers to host in their bee yard. Schedule thus far:

April - Glen
May - Rob
June - Karen
July -
August - Joe
Sept -
Oct - Bill/Britta

Who is interested in hosting July or September?

So, here we are. April. Sure seems like its still winter. How is it affecting YOUR bees?

Honey Bee music, relaxing to listen to. Opens a new window. You won't Bee disappointed. Listen while you read...

Little Honeybee

CLASSES -- A repeat but still, an opportunity!

Rob Overton rob@bushkillventures.com
Please sign up quickly as this will fill in fast and space is limited. It takes years to learn about keeping bees, and the season long program moved my personal knowledge ahead by 2-3 years. Rob has been keeping bees all his life and his knowledge is deep.

1. Season Long Master Class Apprenticeship -> https://hvhives.com/season-long-master-class-apprenticeship/
2. Hands-on Full Day Beginner Workshop -> https://hvhives.com/hands-on-full-day-beginner-course-51615/


It's best to purchase local NUCs instead of package bees. The bees are more in tune with the area and don't come from Florida or Georgia. They have a better chance of surviving if they are local. Isn't the phrase, "Buy Local" for bees, not just for shopping for tomatoes? Contact us if you need local bees, NUCs or Queens. We'll find someone near you.


See links at end of newsletter.

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

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...

Photos of the Month...

Please send us your photos.... :-)

Bees in the News...

Social Immunity in Honey Bees: How Colonies Keep Themselves Healthy

Marla Spivak, Roger Patterson... Reputed researcher and beekeepers...

Click Here for Video...

Company’s Innovative Smart Beehive Gets $80 Million in Funding to Save Bees From Any Hazard

Now farmers and beekeeers also have a way to protect bee colonies that are crucial for growing crops, by using robotic hives that protect pollinators from any hazard.
CLICK HERE for more.

Honeybee chaotic takeoffs and landings set to Star Wars sound effects 🐝🚀


CLICK HERE for video (have to be logged into LinkedIn)

Selective breeding sustainably protects honey bees from Varroa mite

In the study—by the universities of Louisiana and Exeter, and the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)—"Pol-line" bees, bred for resistance to the mite in a rigorous 20-year breeding program, were trialed alongside a standard variety in a large-scale pollination operation.

CLICK HERE for more.

The benefits of royal jelly for menopausal women

    t turns out, royal jelly isn’t just beneficial for queen bees: A recent study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice revealed that supplementing with royal jelly can help alleviate menopausal symptoms. In their report, researchers from the Hormozgan University of Medical Science in Iran noted that the severity of menopausal symptoms was significantly lower in women who had been given a royal jelly supplement.

    CLICK HERE to read on...


    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
    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...

    Must Bee WOrker Bees
    Bee Group Meeting

    What: Bee Group
    Where: Olive Free Library, West Shokan - check details above for alternate locations
    When: Looks like 3rd Tuesday of the month 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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