February 2-3, 2017: Show off
your honey and other products of your
hives at the NJBA 2017 Annual Honey
Show! Judging will be on February 2
& 3, 2017 at the State House in
Trenton. You need to get your
entries to a drop-off volunteer no
later than January 29th.
Entries will be delivered to Trenton by
noon on Wednesday, February 1. 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 Landi Simone, email@example.com.
If you have questions about entering,
also contact Landi, 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.
February 11-12, 2017: Saturday and
Sunday at the Ramada
Bordentown, 1083 Route 206 North,
Bordentown. Speakers will include Dr.
James E. Tew (retired professor of
entomology at Ohio State University,
long-time Bee Culture columnist and
current state apiary specialist for the
Alabama Cooperative Extension program),
Bemis (Bemis Honey Bee Farm,
Little Rock, Arkansas), Samuel Ramsey
(vanEngelsdorp Lab PhD student
University of Maryland). Dr.
Gary Shilling, keynote speaker at
the Saturday night banquet, of A. Gary
Shilling & Co. Dr. Shilling has had
a long career on Wall Street, ranked as
a number one economist, served as an
economic advisor to presidents and is a
beekeeper, currently serving on the
board of Project
Apis M. Catering by Mastoris.
Entertainment by Arnie
Abrams. We’ll also have our annual
auction of honey show winners. Blocks of
40 rooms each have been reserved at a
rate of $60 (before taxes) at the Ramada
if booked before January 13, 2017 and at
a rate of $84 at the Comfort
Inn, 1009 US Highway 206,
Bordentown if booked before January 25,
2017. 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 to place a pre-order with Mann
Lake to pick up at the Annual Winter
Meeting and avoid ALL shipping fees!
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
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!
27, 2017: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hunterdon Central Regional High School
Cafeteria – Upper School Room 173.
“FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras and
Simple Endoscope Cameras for Use in
Beekeeping”. Bob Kloss and Kevin
Inglin will have their devices and
explain how they work and what they
can be used for. They will also have
the club’s Arnia Hive Monitoring
System on hand and will walk members
through the components and preview the
ways the system will be used to
monitor hive conditions. Honey from a
variety of sources will be at every
meeting this year for tasting. Honey
from France will be at this meeting.
There will be lively Q&A and
guidance for January beekeeping will
be provided. For additional details, click
information on meetings, go to
Sussex County Beekeepers Association
website, click here.
2017: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m. Administration
Building, Sussex County Fairgrounds,
37 Plains Road, Augusta 07822.
Members Nicole and Joel Medina will
speak on making and using fondant
for winter feeding, followed by
for meeting by clicking here,
so Hospitality Committee can plan
for coffee and snacks.
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.
10, 2017: 7:00 – 9:00
p.m. “Value-Added Products”
presented by Landi Simone. Garibaldi
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,
January 18, 2017:
Wednesday, 7:00 pm, at the
Cooperative Extension of Burlington
County, 2 Academy Drive, Westampton
08060. Officer elections for 2017
will be held. The guest speaker will
be Johan A. Gaut from the Northeast
branch. He will give his EAS
presentation on mentoring.
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
21, 2017: Saturday,
6:00 pm, Sixth Annual SJBA/JCBA
Members Winter Banquet. Martin’s
Custom Catering, 311 S. Harding
Highway, Landisville. Click
here, for complete details.
RSVP deadline is January 13,
and Somerset County
January 20, 2017:
Friday, 7:00 – 9:30 pm, Martinsville
Community Center. Members
Richard Olsen and Rich Lepik will
present “Beekeeping 301: Woodenware
Maintenance, Dealing with Cappings,
Making Candy Board.”
February 17, 2017: Friday,
7:00 pm, Chester Library, 250 West
Main Street, Chester.
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
19, 2017: “Bring
Back the Pollinators”, Dick Madden of RVBA.
February 16, 2017:
“Gadget Garage”, Bob Kloss and Kevin Inglin of
March 16, 2017:
“Swienty CO2 Mite Count Method”, David Waldman
of NWNJBA and “Spring management for Swarm
Control Using Degree Days”, Charles Ilsley of
April 21, 2017:
“Fungi Perfecta”, Maria Jablonski, RVBA