Dear reader,

The first BeeGroup meeting was well attended and I hope it met your expectations.  It will continue to grow and mature, and we welcome your input.  We have set up a website and encourage you to check it out at HVHives.com.  The monthly BeeGroup meeting agendas will be archived on the website, along with any presentations or other material discussed during the meetings.  It will also host a swarm call list and other beekeeping related news.

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If you have any topics, ideas, or questions, feel free to contact us at beegroup@hvhives.com. Please whitelist our email address to ensure proper mail delivery from Hudson Valley Hives.

May 19th Topic - Swarm Trap Set-up & Spring Splits 

"Spring has Sprung!" and swarm season will soon be upon us! May's meeting will discuss ways to help you increase the hive count of your bee yard, cheaply. We will review the placement of swarm traps, baiting, and provide building plans for members to make their own box. In addition to swarm trapping we will have a discussion on spring splits to create a "nuc", also known as a nucleus colony. This will also help you reach your goal of increasing hive count while helping to discourage the swarming of your own bees.

BeeGroup member Rich has shared a video of his hive inspection  21 days after installing them from a package.  What a great looking hive! Excellent  job Rich and thanks for sharing. Check out Rich's video -> HERE.  Enjoy!


Video of the Month

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 - 7PM
Hope to see you at our next meeting,
Rob Overton
Lindsay Brower


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