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Hunterdon County Fair Upcoming

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The Hunterdon County Fair is fast approaching. Plans for Northwest's annual public participation is underway and the fair will be running from Wednesday August 24th - August 28th, 2016.

Fair Volunteers
Core to Northwest's participation is support from the membership to staff the booth and provide community education through interactions and demonstrations.  Northwest has setup a "MySignup" page for members to see volunteer time slots. 

Click here to see available times and to volunteer.

Additional information for Northwest Members on the honey show and volunteering will be posted here in early July and be communicated through Northwest's Constant Contact.  Questions concerning activities for the fair can be directed to Greg and Charley.

Hunterdon County Fair Contest Rules

Rules and Regulations

1. Exhibits may be delivered to Stan Wasitowski (908) 782-7525, Bob Kloss (484) 571-2063 , or Charles Ilsley (732) 469-0043.
2. Exhibits may be removed from the Fairgrounds display Sunday, August 28th after 5pm.
3. Honey must be produced by a paid member of the NJ Beekeepers Association.
4. Only one entry allowed per apiarist per class.
5. Hand delivered by 10:00am on August 24th, prior to judging.
6. No labels on entries
7. Honey entries will be judged on the following basis:
    - Density - 15.6 to 18.5----------------------------20 points
        - 18.6 or over will be disqualified
        - 15.6 or under, 5 points off for each 0.5 under
        - Overheating, 15 points off, disqualified for fermentation
    - Freedom from crystals--------------------------15 points
    - Cleanliness and freedom from foam-----------30 points
    - Cleanliness and neatness of pack---------------15 points
    - Flavor--------------------------------------------20 points
                                                        Total Points----100 points

Additional Rules and Information about the Hunterdon County Fair and Honey Show are available on the Hunterdon County Fair Page.



NJSwarm Report

Have you been following the New Jersey Swarm Report?  It's been a very active year.  Follow the action at and if you see a swarm, please report it.


Summer Schedule

Our 2016 Calendar is posted.  Visit our calendar page to see what we have on tap for you this year.  Here is the preliminary view of the first half of the schedule.

bullet Aug 13th | Valley Crest Farm & Preserve
Anneliese Molzen and Bob Kloss will be teaming up for a public outreach.  Anneliese is working for her Girl Scout Gold Award. Visit for more information. Press Release

bullet Aug 24th | Hunterdon County Fairgrounds
Hunterdon County 4H & Agricultural Fair

bullet Aug 30th | Rutgers Synder Research Farm
Great Tomato Tasting Event

bullet Sept 17th | Leary Residence - Warren Cty.
NWNJBA Picnic and Hands On Meeting

Warren County Fair Honey Show Results

 Class  1  Light Honey
1st Place        Aharon & Renee Greebel
2nd                Scott Kintzel
3rd                 Jean Miller  

Class 2 Light Amber Honey
1st Place         Scott Kintzel
2nd                Charles Ilsley

Class 3 Amber Honey
1st Place         Alice Casey

Class 4 Dark Honey
1st Place         Scott Kintzel

 Class 8 One Frame of Honey
1st Place        Scott Kintzel  (Best of Show)
2nd                 Aharon & Renee Greebel

Class 9  Dry Mead
1st Place         Scott Kintzel
2nd                  Donald Pidcock

Class 10 Sweet Mead
1st Place          Scott Kintzel
2nd                   Donald Pidcock

Class 11 Mead made with Fruit Juices
1st Place          Scott Kintzel

Class 18   Soap
1st Place         Mime Dunne

Class 19  Lip Balm
1st Place         Aharon & Renee Greebel

 Congratulations to the winners!


Membership Renewals

NWJBA will be sending final notices about membership renewals.  Those who have not renewed can still renew via our registration process.  Those who do not respond to our final renewal request will be assumed to be dropping from our roles and will no longer receive updates and communications from NWNJBA.

 Please take the time to renew if you wish to remain a member

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