May 31 2014: Saturday,
8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon, annual NJBA
Spring Meeting, hosted by both the
Jersey Cape and South Jersey branches.
Held at the Arboretum at Stockton State
College, 101 Vera King Farris Drive,
Galloway 08205, there will be live,
hands-on demonstrations including how to
do an effective hive inspection,
evaluating mite loads and treatment, how
to use a queen castle, splitting a hive,
how to move bee hives, pros and cons of
various feeders and much, much more! A
copper smoker will be awarded to the
member who manages to keep their smoker
going the longest. Beekeeping suppliers
have been invited. Lunch will be pulled
pork, BBQ chicken, southwest salad,
grilled vegetables, cole slaw, potato
salad and pineapple upside down cake. Click
here for more details. The meeting
is $25 for adults and $15 for children
under 15 years of age. Register online
If you prefer to mail your check in,
RSVP to Doris Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org,
and send your check to her at 838 Tuska
Avenue, Millville, NJ 08332-7401.
August 16, 2014: Annual picnic
and auction at the home of Bob Hughes in
Yardville, NJ (Mercer County). Find used
equipment bargains, sell equipment you
no longer need, talk about bees all day,
good food, good company and swimming!
Coffee and donuts from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
followed by the auction. Lunch will also
be provided Swimming pool, so bring
suits and towels. Also, bring chairs so
you don't get tired of standing during
the auction. We need volunteers to help
Bob set up, direct car parking and serve
the food. Contact Janet Katz, email@example.com,
if you’d like to volunteer. Register here to attend. To sell your items at the auction, you need to complete a seller registration, click here, in addition to registering to attend.
October 18, 2014: 8:00 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Annual Fall Meeting
sponsored by the Central Jersey branch,
EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus
Rd., Bordentown. Dr.
Keith S. Delaplane, University of
Georgia Professor, Walter B. Hill Fellow
& Honey Bee Program Director will be
the featured speaker. Dr. Delaplane has
conducted extensive honey bee research
and is well known for his books and
Lessons in Beekeeping” and “Honey
Bees and Beekeeping: A Year in the Life
of an Apiary”. Online registration will
be available in September. Details will
be posted 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
Sussex County Beekeepers Association
website, click here.
March 8, 2014: 11:00 a.m. Sussex
Building.Brief general meeting
followed by guest speaker Dr.
David C. Gilley. Bring a “pot
luck” dish to share for lunch. If
there is interest following lunch,
we will have a round table
discussion of this season’s
beekeeping activities and preparing
for the next season.
June 7, 2014: (Rain date June 8,
2014) Queen rearing seminar. Location to
be determined. July 19, 2014: Fair setup and
fall management, pot luck lunch at the
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Richards
Bldg, Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ. Time to be
July 31, 2014: Final fair
setup, 6 p.m., Richard's Building,
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd.,
August 1-10, 2014: Sussex
County Fair, Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ.
Honey show, observation hive, bee cage
with demonstrations, honey items. Honey
show on August 1. Entries need to be in
by 9:30 am.
September 20, 2014: General
meeting, 11am, Sussex County
Fairgrounds, Admin Bldg, Plains Rd,
October 11, 2014: Harvest and
Honey Festival, Sussex County
Fairgrounds, Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ.
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
Jersey Beekeepers Association website,
February 28, 2014: 6:30 to
7:20 p.m. light refreshments. 7:30 p.m.
Tim Schuler guest speaker. Monmouth
County Agricultural Building, 4000
Kozloski Rd., Freehold.
March 9, 2014: 1:00 p.m. East
Hive #1 workshop. Armstrong Tire
Service, 625 Neptune Blvd., Neptune. You
will be building your own observation
hive. Space limited to 12 attendees.
Register with Peter
March 16, 2014: 1:00 p.m. West
Hive #2 workshop. Spring check. Email George
Sereduk for address.
May 4, 2014: Sunday, 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Hive #2 workshop, 155
Edgebrook Rd., Hamilton. Registration is
required. Email George
Sereduk to register. The progress
of the split and swarms will be checked.
See blog for details.
May 18, 2014: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4
p.m. Hive #1 workshop, Armstrong Tree
Service, 625 Neptune Blvd., Neptune
City. Registration is required. Email or
Cheney or 732 245-4575.
Hive inspection, sugar roll to gauge
mite level and drone comb will be on the
agenda. See blog
March 22, 2014: 9 a.m. “How to
Install a Package, Swapping out Comb
& How to Collect Swarms” presented
by Lou Naylor and John Kennedy.
Evergreen Retirement Center, 309
Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown.
April 26, 2014: 9 a.m. “Splits
and Requeening” presented by Jeff Burd,
at his beeyard, Lawrenceville Prep
School Solar Field.
June 14, 2014: 9:00 to 11:00
a.m., Mite Detection & Treatment,
distribution of Apiguard®, home of
John and Chris Hibbs, 4 Ridge Court,
July 15 – 20, 2014: Burlington
County Farm Fair, County Fair Grounds,
Route 206, Columbus. Volunteers are
needed to man the booth, sell honey and
talk to the public about bees and
beekeeping. No experience is necessary!
September 13, 2014: 9:00 to 11:00
a.m., “Fall Feeding and Preventing
Robbing”, home of Germaine Camishion.
Details posted when available.
November, 2014: Rutgers
EcoCenter, Bordentown. Day, time and
details posted when available.
December, 2014: First annual
winter get-together. Day, time and
details posted when available.
January 24, 2015: 6:00 p.m. Mid
State members are invited to join Jersey
Cape and South Jersey branches at their
winter banquet at Martin’s Custom
Catering, 311 S. Harding Hwy.,
Landisville. Details posted when
May 31, 2014: NJBA Spring
Meeting, jointly sponsored by SJBA and
JCBA, Richard Stockton Colelge, 101
Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway.
June 14, 2014: 9:00 a.m.,
“Planting for Bees”, home of Stefanie
& Chris Omlor.
July 12, 2014 (tentative): 9:00
a.m., home of Tim Schuler, “Winter
August 16, 2014 (tentative):
8:30 a.m., NJBA Picnic & Auction,
home of Bob
September 13, 2014: 9:00 a.m.,
“Effective Hive Inspections”, home of
Ned & Doris Morgan, 838 Tuska Rd.,
Millville. October 14, 2014: 7:00
p.m., Honey Tasting (tentative),
Offices of Government Services, 1200
N. Delsea Dr., Clayton.
November 10, 2014: 7:00 p.m.,
Open Question Night, Gloucester County Offices of
December 9, 2014: 7:00 p.m.,
Officer Elections, Gloucester County
Offices of Government Services.
24, 2015: 6 p.m. Annual
Winter Meeting, Martin’s Custom
Catering, 311 S. Harding Hwy.,
Meetings are held every
third Thursday of the month (except
for July and December) at 7 P.M. at
the Cape May County Extension
Office, 355 Court House/So. Dennis
Rd., (Route 657), Cape May Court
here for directions.
Somerset County Beekeepers