Dear reader,

Although the groundhog said we have six more weeks of winter,  it will still be here soon.  This month's meeting will focus on what we should be doing to get ready for spring beekeeping.   Hopefully everyone has spent the winter developing a plan for their 2017 season.   In addition to our discussion, we will have Nick Catania from Honey Bees 911 at the meeting to discuss his swarm reporting and management website he is developing.   Looking forward to seeing everyone next Monday (2/20).

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

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Intro to Beekeeping Class

We will be doing one more "Intro to Beekeeping" Class this year at the Plattekill Public Library in Modena on February 25th, 10AM - 4PM.   


Honey Bees 911

A public reporting system to connect with beekeepers, so that honey bee swarms can be safely captured and relocated.  For additional details visit Honeybees911.com


Full Season Hands-on Beekeeping Course

If you have been considering this course, now is the time to act as there are only a couple spots left.

The Bee Improvement team is offering a hands-on beekeeping course that covers an entire season.  This course is modeled from the very successful BIBBA training program in the UK.

This course will meet every two weeks from April to August in an education bee yard and will provide hands-on training and mentoring in sustainable beekeeping methodologies for our local environment.  This class is ideal for first time beekeepers and 1st/2nd year novice beekeepers.  This is the perfect opportunity for new beekeepers to get hands on exposure to working with bees before getting their own bees.

Details can be found at the Bee Improvement website.


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.

• What: Hudson Valley Hives BeeGroup

• Where: Olive Free Library, West Shokan

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


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