Dear reader,

Happy fall! Last months turnout with the "honey from around the world" tasting was fantastic! A huge thank you to Tom Sotiridy for bringing so many varieties of honey and sharing them all with us. It was such a hit that we've decided to incorporate another tasting into the next meeting. Please note that October will be our last gathering for 2015. Due to the approaching holidays, we would like everyone to utilize this time with their family and friends. Please help spread the word that we will not be meeting for November or December, thank you. We will have a special holiday edition of the newsletter to help you get through your winter beekeeping withdrawal :-)

If you've attended any of our classes or workshops, we would appreciate if you would kindly write a  review on our website and share your experience. 

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October 19th - Annual Honey Challenge & Share Your Experience

How delicious is your honey? From our experience last month, its clear that different areas produce different tastes. We'd love to have our members bring in some honey that they harvested this season to be judged in our Annual Honey Challenge. One member will be awarded "Best Honey of 2015". We will provide popsicle sticks for sampling.

Also, the floor will be opened up to members and we encourage open discussion on how everyone's beekeeping season went. Successes, learning lessons, and goals for next year are great topics that benefit new and experienced beeks! 

Questions, suggestions, and open discussion is always welcome! 


2016 Nucs For Sale - May Pickup

We are pleased to be able to offer quality Northern Bred bees again this year. Five frame nucs with 4+ frames of brood and honey. These are not just a merger of brood frames with a newly mated queen. These are established colonies with brood from the queen you receive. Reserve your nuc on our website.  


2016 Intro to Beekeeping

Dates have been set for the next Intro to Beekeeping seminar.   Please pass on to anyone you know that might be interested.  

Folks can get more information and register on our website.


Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

"In recent years, his research has shown that rare fungi found in the old-growth forests of western Washington can help fight other viruses and diseases, including tuberculosis, smallpox and bird flu. He wondered if the honeybee would see similar health benefits from wood-rotting mushrooms."

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Best of the Beekeeping Forums

The beekeeping forums are not only good for getting help with your questions, but also to learn and think about things you haven't considered.  Here are posts related to this months topic of discussion.

Looks Like Robbing To Me!

Fondant and Candy Board Recipies

Winding Down


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 - 6:30PM

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


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