Dear reader,

Its that time of the year again! Winter is knocking on our door and the preparation for colder weather is underway. Honey is being harvested, drones are beginning to disappear, and the queen is cutting back on laying eggs... All promising signs our summer is coming to a close. We hope it has been an exciting, educational, and successful beekeeping season for all of you!

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September 15th Topic - Winter Preparation

September is a crucial and strategic time for all beekeepers. We will discuss how to prepare your hives for winter at this months meeting.  Topics to include space management, ventilation, fall feeding, wind breaks and any questions you may have..We hope to see you there! 


Video of the Month

Keeping Bees in Frozen North America

Michael Palmer is an exceptional beekeeper who I have a lot of respect for.  He and I share many beekeeping beliefs, however wintering is not one. Although my winter preparation is much different than Michael Palmer's, his methods better represent the tradition methods used by beekeepers.  I always enjoy Michael's presentations and this one is no exception......


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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