2017 State and Branch Calendars

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Mid-State South Morris Jersey Cape Raritan

State Calendar

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, landi.s@verizon.net. If you have questions about entering, also contact Landi, the Honey Show Chair. Click 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), Jeremy 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.
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State Executive Board Meetings:
  • 2017 Meeting Dates To Be Determined

Northeast Beekeepers Association of NJ Calendar  

Scheduled activities can be found on the branch website.

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 further details.

Northwest NJ Calendar

Scheduled 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!

January 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 here.

Sussex County Calendar

For information on meetings, go to Sussex County Beekeepers Association website, click here.

January 17, 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 Q&A. Register for meeting by clicking here, so Hospitality Committee can plan for coffee and snacks.

 Essex County Calendar  

For Essex County Beekeepers Society website, click here.

Unless 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 their website for further details.

January 10, 2017: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. “Value-Added Products” presented by Landi Simone. Garibaldi Hall, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland.

 Central Jersey Beekeepers Association Calendar  

Meetings are 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, click here.


Mid-State 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.

South Jersey Calendar  

January 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, 2017.

Jersey Cape Calendar  


Meetings are 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 here for directions.

January 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, 2017.

 Morris and Somerset County Beekeepers Association Calendar  

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.

Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association Calendar  


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 meeting.

January 19, 2017: “Bring Back the Pollinators”, Dick Madden of RVBA.

February 16, 2017: “Gadget Garage”, Bob Kloss and Kevin Inglin of NWNJBA.

March 16, 2017: “Swienty CO2 Mite Count Method”, David Waldman of NWNJBA and “Spring management for Swarm Control Using Degree Days”, Charles Ilsley of NWNJBA.

April 21, 2017: “Fungi Perfecta”, Maria Jablonski, RVBA

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