Dear reader,

We have decided to begin this months meeting at 6pm, along with all future meetings. Our updated meeting schedule will go as follows: 3rd Monday of the Month 6pm-8pm. We hope that you will benefit from our extended group time!

Our area has had a very strong nectar flow, we advise that you check hives to ensure adequate room to expand. Honey and nectar bound hives are very restricting, if not eliminating areas for queens to lay. Swarming in these conditions can become very likely, take proactive preventive measures now!

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July 21st Topic - Hands on Beekeeping

This month will give our members the opportunity to join us in the bee yard to perform routine tasks and inspections. Hands on learning will help to expand your knowledge  and confidence beyond the group meetings . 

Please begin gathering at the Olive Library at 6pm, departure will be 6:15pm sharp. Rob and I will both be providing transportation, we may need one or two more volunteers to offer help with car-pooling. We also ask that you bring a veil to wear and any other protective gear to meet your comfort needs.


Video of the Month

Since the honey flow is on,  here is a very interesting video showing large scale honey extraction.


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 starts with a short seasonal appropriate presentation followed by general open discussion. 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.

• What: Bee Group

• Where: Olive Free Library, West Shokan

• When: 3rd Monday of the Month - 6PM

Hope to see you at our next meeting,
Rob Overton
Lindsay Brower


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