Dear reader,

The Third Monday of the Month is Here! LAST MEETING OF 2019!!!

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, October 21st, at 6:30 PM at the Olive Free Library.




Bring your honey and the group will blind taste and vote on the best of the group. Bring more than one. Winner has bragging rights for the year! 


You don't have to keep bees to come to the meeting. All are welcome. Bring the knitting! ;-)


While you are reading below, listen to Muddy Waters' version of Honeybee.  

(Opens a new window on YouTube). 


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.




Come tell us how YOUR bees are doing...


REMINDERIntro 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. TELL A FREIND!

REMEMBER: This is the LAST Bee Group Meeting fo 2019. See you there!

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, once again, it is Jen to blame...)


• 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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The Pollinators


Recently screened Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival, local Accord Beekeeper, Peter Nelson, talks about the challenges facing honeybees, and how the soil health affects the health of the bees. Worth seeing...

CLICK HERE to see the trailer...


Keeping Hives is Save Bees is Like Keeping Chickens to Save Birds


Pity the giant panda. The undisputed face of 20th century wildlife conservation has been shunted off its pedestal by a lowly insect. Can you guess which? Like pandas, they’re fuzzy and cute, but with extras: they love flowers, they’re a critical part of the coffee supply chain, and common enough to be seen by pretty much everyone on planet earth. They can even fly.

CLICK HERE to read more... 


‘Super’ wasps’ nests the size of a car are threatening America


When James Barron went into his smokehouse in southern Alabama to grab an axe, he was alarmed to see a giant wasp nest about seven feet wide extending along the wall.

It had been two months since he had last stepped foot inside.

“You don’t think about looking at the roof,” Mr Barron said. “It’s just now really showed up, and it’s gigantic.”

Click Here to


Angry Inwood Residents Claim 'Hipster' Bee Hives Attract Aggressive Yellow Jackets

Angry Inwood residents blame beekeeping "hipsters" for an aggressive swarm of meat bees reportedly prowling Isham Park — meat bees some locals believe have been lured there by honey bee hives.


"I’m not anti-hipster but this is incredibly dangerous,"...

Click Here to read more.


Honeybees are Math Stars (Update)

Start thinking about numbers and they can become large very quickly. The diameter of the universe is about 8.8×1023 km and the largest number with a name—googolplex, 1010100—outranks it enormously. 

CLICK HERE to



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.


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...



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