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Greetings Hello,



We are meeting, in person at the Olive Free Library! Tuesday April 18th, 5:45 pm. (The Library closes at 7).

Where: Olive Free Library :-)

Getting Warm! Might be the start of swarm season.

We have some Beltsville Lab results. In this get together we will look at them and try to interpret them. It should be very informative.

.;-) 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 VIDEO of the Month...

-- OK, I got lazy and had this in the last newsletter. But it IS mesmerizing... ;-)

Bees in the News...

EVENT: Dr. Medhat Nasr, "Bee Queens: a Peach vs a Lemon"

Talks about Queen quality and how to stop resistant mites. So for those of you who leave a strip of Apivar in the hive all winter long, you are creating resistant mites! ;-)

Click Here to read more.

Extended Release Oxalic, Randy Oliver- NY Bee Wellness webinar

NOTE: EPA rescinded use of extended release oxalic as of March 22 2023 for any state that had previously approved it. Note, too, that he shows data that the vapor is more effective than the drizzle method. Something to think about.

CLICK HERE for more.

Constructive Beekeeping by Ed Clark

So, we've heard this mentioned at the BeeGroup meeting a number of times. Here it is free from Archives.org. Some wisdom from 1918, has anything changed?

CLICK HERE for more...

Honeybee swarming season underway

St Martin Parish... According to a local Acadiana farmer Calvin Boutte, right now honeybees are searching for a new location for their hive.
Boutte wants people to know to not spray the bees with anything.
Honeybees swarm for several months and a sight of bee swarms means overcrowding in the hive.

CLICK HERE for more.


    Most people experience a dreaded bee sting at some point in their lifetimes, so it should come as no surprise that some may feel skeptical about stings for medicinal purposes. Although it sounds strange, a bee’s venom can benefit human health; it can soothe pain and calm other side effects from various health conditions. We created a comprehensive guide all about bee venom therapy—if you want to learn more about this unusual yet incredible treatment option, continue reading ahead.

    CLICK HERE to read on...


    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 (Repeated Again from the Last Two Months)

    Hive Inspection Protocol

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