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Greetings Hello,


If you've caught a swarm, what's next? Swarm on over to the BeeGroup Meeting...

We are meeting in person at Karen's house and we will scope out her hives. She's recently caught a swarm, about 3 weeks in now, so that should be interesting to look at--is the queen alive and laying? Are they drawing comb? Tuesday June 20th, 5:45 pm.

Where: Karen's House. 549 State Route 214, Chichester, NY 12416. Across from the Post Office and Yoga joint. ;-)

Don't forget to check our reference section below...

.;-) Bzzzzz


If you see something that we should have at our fingertips, please forward and I'll add it to the References section for future ease of access.

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...

Video Click Here: Bee TV
-- Sit back and enjoy... ;-)

Bees in the News...

In Case You Want to Know About the Bear Statistics for Your Town and Ulster/Orange Counties

From DEC...

Click Here to read more.

Burn Baby, Burn!

In case you are still worried about last week's Fire and Smoke Invasion from Canada. Canada will soon invade the US - Gonna Be a Looooong Summer!

North American Fires Cause a Smoky Start to Summer in the US


Fire and Smoke Interactive Forecast Map

The Best Beekeeping States Rankings Are In!

In case you what to know where New York ranks. Not sure how they came up with the ranking... Hmmm...

CLICK HERE for more...


Tips on inspecting a highly defensive (HOT) hive...

CLICK HERE for more.

2023 BIBBA conference will be held in Carmarthen on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September.

    Get ready, book the flight, will be a hoot!

    CLICK HERE to read on...


    Constructive Beekeeping - Ed Clark, 1918
    Link to Book, PDF

    SABA (Southern Adirondack Beekeepers)
    Lots of great information from this Club's website, many articles, and many lectures and seminars by various people in the worlds of beekeeping. Lot's of knowledge to be had here and worth your while.

    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...

    These are a Few Videos that You May Find of Interest (I particularly like the Skep video!

    Tony Jefferson – “Never Waste a Queen Cell”

    Small Scale Queen Rearing - Roger Patterson

    Well-mated Queens Produce the Busiest Bees by Heather Mattila

    Reading a Hive - Kirsten Traynor

    Skep Beekeeping in the Heathland - 1978

    Biology of the Honey Bee

    NY Bee Wellness - Diagnostics

    Hive Inspection Protocol

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