Membership Info

The New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NJBA), a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1902, and is comprised of ten branches located throughout the state. Members receive a newsletter from the state organization six times a year, reduced subscription rates for "American Bee Journal" and "Bee Culture", and most branches also provide newsletters. In addition, if you have an email address, you can receive informative emails from the state website concerning lectures, classes, state meetings, swarms, queens, nucs and packages. Members in good standing are also encouraged to enter our annual honey show, and be listed on the product page or on the swarm collector page.

State meetings are held quarterly, while branch meetings typically range from four to a dozen times a year. Branch websites, meeting locations and dates can be found on the calendar page.

“NJBA dues are: Junior (under 18) membership $8.00, Regular membership $25.00 for all branches for one year from the date of enrollment.

The branches of the NJBA are loosely tied to geographic areas. However, you do not need to live in Essex County to belong to the Essex County branch, for instance. To determine which branch you should join, check the calendar page and find the branch that has meetings that are convenient for you to attend. Once you've joined one branch as your primary branch, you can join another branch if you like for only the branch portion of the annual dues. You're welcome to attend any of the branch meetings prior to joining, or you can join a branch online by going to Online applications and renewals are preferred, but if you can also click on this link, NJBA Membership Form, for a membership form which you can fill out and mail in to the appropriate branch treasurer, indicated on the bottom of the form.”

New and prospective members are invited to read and refer to our “NJBA New Member Handbook”.

If you have any questions about membership, please send an email to

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