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Greetings Hello,


Only "so" many meetings left in the season so come on down to the Bee Group Meeting...Time to get ready for winter--what are YOU doing to get ready for winter?

When: Tuesday September 19th, 5:30 pm.

Where: Raecine's House. 1915 County Road 3, Olivebridge, NY.
Thanks Raecine!

MUSIC: Not bees, but Roy Clark and some friends. Once of the greatest musicians of all time.


Plugs and Announcements

Moving Sale - Saturday, September 16th, 9-4pm, 14 Private Lane, Olivebridge, NY 12461.
Tools, books, house knick-knacks, furniture, come on by and find something you know you need, or maybe it's something you don't need but you know you want! ;-)

There was something I was thinking about and now I can't remember. Hmmm... (scratching chin...)

.;-) 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...

I think you might of missed Olive Day (200th Anniversary!)...

Bees in the News...

Honeybees attack: About 20 students taken to hospital in Tamil Nadu

Do we have any sympathy here?

Click Here to read more.

Enough with the honeybees

WHEN the B&B Hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia, decided to reinvent itself as an eco-friendly destination in 2015, it had to meet more than 150 criteria to earn a coveted Travelife certificate of sustainability. But then it went step further: it hired a beekeeper to install four honeybee hives on the roof.

Click Here to


With Rosh Hashana honey in mind, ISRAEL21c visits an apiary to see how BeeHero produces insights for beekeepers and growers trying to feed a growing world.

CLICK HERE for more...

15 Fascinating Honey Bee Facts

Things You Might Not Know About Nature's Most Beneficial Insects

CLICK HERE for more.

7-year-old beekeeper in Northern Michigan knows everything there is to know about Honeybees!

    In the small town of Atlanta, Michigan, you will find Hayden Culham. Hayden is a 7-year-old little girl who happens to be a beekeeper.

    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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