Dear reader,

The Third Monday of the Month is Here!

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, August 19th, at 6:30 PM at the Olive Free Library.

Got Beekeeping or questions about your bees? Come to the Bee Group Meeting.  The answer is here!


Queen 16 Days, Worker 21 Days, Drone 24 Days...


Please send photos, videos, stories and links to articles for next newsletter.





While you are reading below, feel free to listen to Nice Cheerful German Farm Music - Wienie Wienie - No Bees, but Many Flowers...

(Opens a new window on YouTube). 






We saw more Video, Talked about THAT time of year. Tom and closeup videos of bees in the hives. Sigh. You got questions? Need to know what needs to be done this time fo year? Come on down!

OR you can wait until January for your answers. Intro to Beekeeping - Saturday January 11, 2020 10:00AM – 3PM, Olive Free Library. Get it on the calendar now, if you can wait that long. ;-) Or you can come to the Bee Group Meeting this Monday night. 


NEW Beekeeping Equipment For Sale

Rob Overton, rob@bushkillventures.com

A brand new AZ hive from Slovenia that used Langstroth frames.   It is a 3-high (30 frame unit).     Check with Rob for pricing and availability. 


Grow the list and the club. Pleazzze forward this newsletter to a friend. 


Please join us for the next Bee Group Meeting at the Olive Free Library, this coming  Monday, August 19th, at 6:30 PM.  Hope to see you there and looking forward to hearing how your bees are coming out of spring--should be kicking' arse and takin' names!


If you have any topics, articles, ideas, or questions, feel free to contact us at BeeGroup@HVHiives.com.  


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Yours Truly,

Bill Vilkelis, Editor

(This week, I blame Jen...Last time, it was Tom, the time before that, Rob...but this week, Jen...  ;-)


• What: Bee Group

• Where: Olive Free Library, West Shokan

• When: 3rd Monday of the Month - 6:30PM

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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Long Live the Queen!


Queen is alive and well at the Observation Hive at the Olive Free Library.


CLICK HERE to





Watch: Honey Bees Drop Dead Following California Earthquake 


If the dwindling bee population across the US wasn't enough, new footage uploaded onto social media shows, in one instance, thousands of bees dropping dead upon a series of earthquakes that shook California.

CLICK HERE for video... 


Researchers Testing New Honeybee Sting Vaccine

A research team led by Flinders University’s Professor Nikolai Petrovsky has completed a human clinical trial on an adjuvant vaccine designed to eliminate the risk of an allergic reaction to European honeybee stings.

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Swarm of 25,000 Bees Removed From Staten Island Ferry Terminal by Police


The New York Police Department’s beekeeping unit used a special vacuum to safely relocate the bees.

Click Here to read more.


How We Can Help Honeybees Every Day

According to the National Honey Board, there are more than 300 unique types of honey available in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. When it comes to beeswax, it’s best known for making candles. With honeybees doing so much good, here’s how we can start giving back and help protect their numbers.

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A Chuckle...

What kind of bees make milk?

Boo bees. 




For Honeybee information, videos, podcasts and workshops please visit the links below. Workshops are being updated as we speak!




With Special Thanks for providing the Venue: Olive Free Library


Welsh Beekeepers Association Bee Disease GuideIt 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.


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. 

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Click here for chart and discussion.


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