Dear reader,

Join us for our first meeting of 2019 this coming Monday, February 18th.  Olive Free Library at 6:30PM.  Hope to see everyone there and looking forward to hearing your plans for 2019.

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

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Advanced Apiculture and Sustainable Management in the Hudson Valley

March 9th Full-day Symposium Shawangunk Town Hall

14 Central Avenue, Wallkill, New York 9 AM to 5 PM, catered Lunch Included

$30. —R.S.V.P. to dowser@gmail.com or register online

$35. at door registration

Keeping Bees in the Hudson Valley

Strategies for Success


Rodney Dow —50 years beekeeping in the Valley

Rob Overton—Thermal dynamics of the hive

Tom Sotiridy—Understanding the triggers of colony behavior

Lunch —Catered by Bob Rawlic

Earl and Carol Hoffman —Certified Master Beekeepers (Super DFM team)

  —Role of microbials in disease suppression 

  —Science and review of microbial research

  —Role of microbials in beekeeping —Discussion

  —The way forward


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: Bee Group

• Where: Olive Free Library, West Shokan

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

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