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Catskill Mountains
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Our club began in 1996 with a dedicated and experienced handful of people. We now have over 90 member families who raise bees, teach others about beekeeping, and sell their honey products. We contribute our time and information to the Catskill communities by participating in numerous events in Greene County. In addition to our hive products, our exhibition booths contain literature, posters, equipment, and an observation hive.
The purpose and objectives of our club are:
•  Serve as a resource to local beekeepers.
•  Educate the community about the joys, skills and fruits of beekeeping.
•  Provide an outlet for the membership to sell member-produced honey and other hive products.
•  Recruit new members.
•  Foster interactions with the agricultural community and other beekeeping organizations.

We meet the second Tuesday of every month at the Agroforestry Resource Center, home of the Greene County Cornell Cooperative Extension, at 7:00 p.m. We have very enthusiastic and informative members who love to share their beekeeping adventures. You are always welcome. Stop in and say hi.

2014 Club Dues Must Be Paid by March / Join the Catskill Mountain Bee Club- Membership dues are $20 and include the whole family. Download a PDF membership form.

Packaged Bees- We are fortunate to have packages available through Erich Kress and Hudson Valley Bee Supply as well as other outlets this year. However, they always go fast so get your order in early. Erich Kress’ packages will be the same carniolan stock as last year and he can be reached at 518-567-4123 Hudson Valley Bee Supply has sourced packages from a small family run apiary in Georgia where they have been selling packages and breeding queens for generations. Their bees are genetically diverse and are bred for honey production, hardiness and temperament. They carry the best traits of Italian, Carniolan and their local stock. The queens and bees come from the same apiary so you can expect them to have the same southern drawl. Order early! www.hudsonvalleybeesupply.com or 845-336-6BEE

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