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October 2016

October Meeting on Winter Hive Prep & Honey Tasting

October 16, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rainbeau Ridge,
49 David's Way
Bedford Hills, NY 10507 United States
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Join us for our next meeting as we discuss a range of practical advice for making sure your hives are best prepared for going into the winter. We will talk about moisture, wind, cold, feeding and more. We hope you will share what has worked for you in the past (and even what hasn't). We'd also love to taste the range of honey that our beekeepers have produced this season. Please bring some honey you're happy to share and we'll have…

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November 2016

November 19th “Hour of Decision” Film

November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center,
299 N Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Please join us on Saturday, November 19th, from 10:30am until noon, for our next Hudson Valley Natural Beeekeepers meeting. We are very excited to be showing the film, "Hour of Decision". This film was made by Gunther Hauk of Spikenard Farm. The Hour of Decision shares the deep insight and wisdom of a beekeeper who is devoting his life towards saving the honeybee.  This film emphasizes the need to change our ways in order to effectively address the honeybee crisis. It…

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January 2017

Wax Workshop

January 28, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Katonah Location

Reserve your spot now for our Wax Workshop, run by HVNB member, Susan Shaw. This will take place in Katonah on Saturday, January 28th (snow date February 4th), from 10:30am until noon.  The workshop will feature making beeswax candles as well as lip balm. Susan will also demonstrate how to process your own beeswax from your wax cappings to use for products. Space is limited to 15 people and there is a fee for materials of $10/person. Please send an email to karen@rainbeauridge.com to reserve…

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February 2017

February Meeting

February 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rainbeau Ridge,
49 David's Way
Bedford Hills, NY 10507 United States
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Join us to discuss Lessons Learned from 2016 and to add your input for plans for 2017.

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March 2017

March Meeting

March 26, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rainbeau Ridge,
49 David's Way
Bedford Hills, NY 10507 United States
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Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating talk (as well as Q&A opportunity) with leading honeybee researcher, Jon Snow of Barnard. “Housewarming: Thermoregulation in Honey Bee Colonies" The honey bee colony has often been called a “superorganism”, because the individual bees cannot survive by themselves for extended periods and work together like a single organism to address the needs of the community. One of the key needs of the colony is to maintain a constant temperature in…

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April 2017

April Meeting

April 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ralph’s Apiary,
254 Horsepound Rd.
Carmel, NY 10512 United States
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We have a great opportunity on Saturday, April 29th, for our next HVNB beekeepers' meeting.  Member, Ralph Szur will be hosting us at his home and will do a hive inspection at his apiary.  You will be able to learn from an extremely experienced beekeeper how to do am efficient and careful hive inspection, what to look for, how to diagnose the health of your hive and when you might need to intervene. We will be meeting from 11-12:30 at…

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May 2017
Free

May Meeting

May 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rainbeau Ridge,
49 David's Way
Bedford Hills, NY 10507 United States
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Members of Protect our Pollinators will be the featured speakers. We hope you can join us! Here's a link to the flyer for the event. (Please park ONLY on the farm's side of the street to keep the area safe.)

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June 2017
Free

June Meeting

June 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Rainbeau Ridge,
49 David's Way
Bedford Hills, NY 10507 United States
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Sam Comfort of Anarchy Apriaries will be our speaker. Sam raises treatment-free local queens and has tremendous beekeeping knowledge and experience to share! (Please park ONLY on the farm's side of the street to keep the area safe.)

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July 2017

July Meeting, CANCELED

July 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sorry, but we've had to cancel the July meeting. Stay tuned for updates and upcoming meetings.

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September 2017

September HVNB Meeting

September 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Abbott Fleur’s Apiary,
100 Hickory Lane
Bedford, NY 10504 United States
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We hope you'll join us at the apiary of Abbott Fleur, a member of our group!  

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