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, email@example.com.
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
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
Weaner of 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 Allen
Hayes; 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
August, 2018: Saturday, either
the 11th or 25th; TBD. Annual Equipment
Auction of bee-related paraphernalia at
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
for further details.
16, 2018: "Swarms:
Steps to Stop Them & Early
April 20, 2018: "Installing/Caring for your new
nucs & Swarm Management"
May 18, 2018: "Hive
June 15, 2018: Mite
Treatments presented by State Apiarist
July 20, 2018: Honey
August 17, 2018: "Feeding/
Dealing with the Dearth/ Mite
September 22, 2018: Saturday,
Honey Cup Festival
October 19, 2018: "Honey
Bee Natural History, Biodiversity,
Conservation, and Ecology" presented
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!
April 20, 2018: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hunterdon Central High School -
Cafeteria 173, 87 NJ Route 31,
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 28, 2018: Bee
Package Installation, 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m., 135 West Woodschurch Road,
Flemington 08822 (Hives are across
from Deer Path Park Soccer Fields). A
demonstration showing you how to
install a package of bees into a
Langstroth hive will be done. We will
talk about handling packages and
answer any questions you might
Click here for directions.
Visit NWNJBA website
for details and updates.
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
Click here for fair website.
Hunterdon County Fair. Multi-day
beekeeping booth, live bee
demonstrations and public outreach
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.
13, 2018: 7:00 – 9:00
p.m. "Oxalic Acid Vaporization as a
Miticide". Garibaldi Hall, 621B
Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland.
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.
Seeking members to make short "How-To"
presentations during the picnic.
June 22, 2018: Membership
July 25-29, 2018:
Monmouth County Fair. Seeking a member
to design a new label for the honey
jars (include "LOCAL" and "RAW" on
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 Venetos. Rutgers
EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus
Rd., Bordentown 08505.
4, 2018: Wednesday, 7:00 to
“Handling Swarms” presented by
Nancy Clayton and Harry Mayer.
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd.,
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
Auerbach at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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,
September 18, 2018: Tuesday,
7:00 p.m. “Feeding Strategies”,
Gloucester County Offices of Gov.
Services, 1200 N. Delsea Drive,
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,
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
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
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
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.
March 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
April 19, 2018: Swarm Prevention is the topic
of our program - yes, it is that time of
Dick Madden will have pollinator plant
seeds for sale at a very, very reasonable
price. Get a few selections for your yard.
They also make nice little gifts.
We will have a Tricky Tray - bring
Cuttings, Plants, Bee themed gifts, or any
other fun item you would like to donate.
You may also bring a snack to share, if
you like. We will bring the Coffee and