February 7-9, 2018: Show off your
honey and other products of your hives at the NJBA
2018 Annual Honey
Show! Judging will be on February 8
& 9, 2018 at the Rutgers EcoComplex in
Bordentown. You need to get your
entries to a drop-off volunteer no
later than Monday, February 5th.
Entries will be delivered to Trenton by
noon on Wednesday, February 7. If you’d
like to volunteer to be a drop-off point
for entries, transport entries,
volunteer at the judging or running the
“Best Tasting Honey in NJ” contest in
the State House contact Cynthia Werts,
If you have questions about entering,
also contact Cynthia, the Honey Show
here for Rules.Click
here for an Entry Form.Click
here for current Drop-Off locations.
Want to see the criteria the judges use?
The judging sheets and hints on
preparing honey and wax entries can
be found here.Click here for the 2018 winners!
February 17-18, 2018: Saturday and
Sunday at the
Windsor Ballroom and National Conference Center,
399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Speakers will include Larry
Larry Weaner Landscape Associations; EAS Master
Beekeeper Frank Licata; our own EAS Master
Beekeeper, Northeast branch member John Gaut; NJ
State Apiarist Tim Schuler; EAS Master Beekeeper
Dr. David Gilley and students from William
Paterson University We’ll also have our annual
auction of honey show winners. We have
reserved a block of rooms at the
Holiday Inn. The rooms are $79 plus tax and the
block is being held until January 18, after which
the rate is the same but availability is not
guaranteed. Make your reservations directly with the
hotel at 609-448-7000 and use the reservation code
BEE for the discount. Click here for tentative agenda.
Cost is $100 per person, which includes
five meals (two breakfasts, two lunches
and the banquet). Click
here to register and pay online or by
check. Online registration is
preferred, however, you can register by
phone at 908 879-4377.
Click here for the agenda. Pre-order with Mann
Lake Ltd. to pick up at the Annual Winter Meeting
and avoid ALL shipping fees!
August 13-17, 2018: Eastern Apiculture Society Annual Conference,
Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA.
Click here for details. Contact the NJBA New
Jersey Delegate to EAS, Lou Naylor,
Lou209@me.com, for more information on EAS
membership and the conference.
August, 2018: Saturday, either the 11th
or 25th; TBD. Annual Equipment Auction of
bee-related paraphernalia at the
Ewing Senior Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing 08268 (Mercer County).
Details will follow when available.
Meetings are held
the third Friday of every month,
beginning at 7:30 P.M. at Ramapo
College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road,
Mahwah, in the Anisfield School of
Business, Room 135S. Please visit
their website for
Steps to Stop Them & Early Prevention"
April 20, 2018:
"Installing/Caring for your new nucs & Swarm Management"
May 18, 2018: "Hive Inspections/Summer Management"
June 15, 2018: Mite Treatments presented by State Apiarist Tim Schuler.
July 20, 2018: Honey Extraction
August 17, 2018: "Feeding/ Dealing with the Dearth/ Mite Treaments"
September 22, 2018: Saturday, Honey Cup Festival
October 19, 2018: "Honey Bee Natural History, Biodiversity, Conservation, and Ecology"
Jamie Ellis, PhD, Honey Bee
Research & Extension Laboratory, Department of
Entomology & Nematology. University of Florida.
activities can be found on the
Northwest Jersey Beekeepers
Association website, click here. PLEASE NOTE: The schedule
is subject to change. Consult
the branch website for any
last minute changes!
March 23, 2018:
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hunterdon County Library Complex,
Building 1, Route 12, Flemington. Lorette Cheswick
will guide members in getting to know beekeeping
at a microscopic level. Learn about hygienic
behavior and reading the refuse on a bottom board.
Lorette will lead some sessions and have
microscopes available for use. Bring anything
you'd like to look at under the microscope. There
will be a Q&A session. Coffee and tea provided; please consider bringing a dessert or snack to share. For additional details, click
April, 2018: A Saturday to be determined, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 135 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington 08822 (Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives). Hands-on beekeeping will include package installation, splits, mentoring hive inspection, Q&A and calendar review.
Click here for directions.
May 23, 2018: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NJ Clean Communities Seminar Community outreach table and Q&A session. 1100 children in attendence for the day!
July 28 - August 4, 2018: Multi-day beekeeping booth and public outreach presentations. The fair has a honey show (judging Juuly 30 at 1 p.m.) and live beekeeping demonstrations.
Click here for fair website.
August, 2018: Hunterdon County Fair. Multi-day beekeeping booth, live bee demonstrations and public outreach presentations.
County Beekeepers Society website, click here.
otherwise noted, the Essex
County Beekeepers Association
meets the second Tuesday of the
month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at
the Garibaldi Center, 621 Eagle
Rock Ave., Roseland. Specific
topics and speakers, when known,
are noted below. Please visit
for further details.
March 13, 2018: 7:00 – 9:00
p.m. "Oxalic Acid Vaporization as a
Hall, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue,
held at Monmouth County
Agricultural Building, 4000
Kozloski Road, Freehold, entrance
at back of building. There are
usually light refreshments from
6:30 to 7:30 pm: meeting starts at
7:30. For meeting agendas and
minutes, Central Jersey Beekeepers
Association website and calendar,
March 9, 2018: Presentation by
Ryck Suydam, President of the New Jersey Farm
Bureau. Updates on proposed bee rules. Treasurer's
report and member participation incentive program.
Fifty-fifty and beekeeping calendars for sale.
May 20, 2018: Central Jersey Family Picnic, Oak Tree Lodge, 1412 Schoolhouse Rd., Wall Township. Seekig members to make short "How-To" presentations during the picnic.
June 22, 2018: Membership meeting.
July 25-29, 2018: Monmouth County Fair. Seeking a member to design a new label for the honey jars (include "LOCAL" and "RAW" on label).
August 18, 2018: "Birds, Bugs and Beyond" festival
*March 21, 2018:
Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.,
“Pests and Pathogens” presented by Kate and Izzy
EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd.,
*April 4, 2018:
Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
“Handling Swarms” presented by Nancy Clayton and
Harry Mayer. Rutgers
Florence-Columbus Rd., Bordentown 08505.
April 28, 2018: Satirdau,
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
“Making Splits” presented by Dave Frank.
Specca's Farm, 880 Jacksonville-Mt. Holly Road,
Bordentown 08505. Beekeepers of all levels of
experience are welcome for this live
July 17 – 23, 2018:
Burlington County Farm Fair -
August 10 - 16, 2018:
Mercer County Farm Fair -
*Basic Beekeeping classes
are designed for beginning to
Please register with Ann
February, 2018: No meeting, NJBA
Annual Winter Meeting.
March 8, 2018: Thursday, 7:00 p.m., “Mosquito Spraying and How to Protect Your Colonies” presented by Doug, mosquito control for Atlantic County; and “Gadgets” presented by SJBA board members. Cologne Volunteer Fire Department, 2870 Cologne Avenue., Mays Landing 08330. (Please use side entrance door, a Zumba class will be finishing up at 7:00 p.m.)
April 22, 2018: Sunday, Noon to 4:00 p.m., Outreach at The Promenade at Sagamore, 500 Route 73 South, Marlton 08053. SJBA will be giving out information about honey bees and selling blueberry honey. Come help work the booth or just stop by.
May 12, 2018: Saturday, 8:45 a.m. to noon. “Splits, Combines and Swarm Management” at Eric Frye’s home, 109 Spring Garden Street, Woodstown 08098. Rain date is Sunday, May 13, 2018.
June 9, 2018: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. SJBA Annual Picnic, Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor, 109 Route 50, Mays Landing 08330. Rain date is Sunday, June 10, 2018.
July 14, 2018: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon. “Measuring and Managing Varroa and Other Hive Pests”. Rob and Denise Dietrich’s home, 322 Crestview Avenue, Blackwood 08012.
September 18, 2018: Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. “Feeding Strategies”, Gloucester County Offices of Gov. Services, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton 08312.
October 9, 2018: Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. “Honey Show Judging Process and Hints” presented by Jen Sawyer, Gloucester County Offices of Gov. Services, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton 08312.
November 3, 2018: Saturday, 9:00 a.m., “Raising Queens” presented by Bill Sprenkle. Friendship Finley United Methodist Church, 252 Centerton Rd., Bridgeton 08302 (church is actually located in Upper Deerfield)
December 11, 2018: Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Election of officers and Second Annual Honey Show, Gloucester County Offices of Gov. Services, 1200 N. Delsea Drive, Clayton 08312.
January 19, 2019: Saturday, 6:00 p.m., SJBA/JCBA Annual Banquet, Martin’s Custom Catering, 311 S. Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Landisville 08326.
held every third Thursday of the
month (except for July) at 7
P.M. at the Rutgers Cooperative
Extension of Cape May County,
355 Court House/Dennisville
Road, (Route 657), Cape May
Court House. Click
March 15, 2018:
and Somerset County
Unless otherwise noted, RVBA
meets on the third Thursday of every month
from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Raritan Valley
Community College (College Center wing,
lower level, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg
08876. Refreshments, socialization and
beekeeping Q&A are part of every
15, 2018: Joe
Treimel, President of the Essex County Branch of the NJBA,
will speak about making splits and nucs. He's very
experienced and this is a good lecture for those of you
who are hoping to increase your number of hives this year.
Bring a snack to share along with fellowship and bee talk
during our informal break. The meeting will be in the
classroom next to the atrium.