May Meeting 5/20 HCHS
Join us Friday May 20th, 7pm, for a session on Bee Friendly Plants and methods of queen rearing. The meeting will be hosted in the Hunterdon Central High School Upper School Cafeterias (by the tennis courts, not the one we met at in April).
Jim McCaulley is our featured speaker and he brings a vast knowledge of plants and will marry that with beekeeping to tell you what plants to look at for your yard and local area. In addition we'll be covering the basics of the queen rearing methods and techniques for raising queens in your own yard. Spring is in full bloom and beekeeping is in full swing so we'll also take any questions that you might have and set you up for summer management.
Member J. David Waldman has done an extensive look at hive monitoring systems and we'll also be discussing the options to purchase a system for NWNJBA.
Date: Friday May 20, 2016
Location: Hunterdon Central High School Cafeteria 173 (Upper School)
Time: 7pm to 9pm
location of the cafeteria on the HCHS Campus:
Approaching from Route 31 heading North - Drive 31N toward Clinton and pass the main entrance of the high school. Take the next right onto Junction Road. Turn Right into the first parking lot and park in that parking lot.
Approaching from Route 31 heading South - Drive 31 south to Walter Foran Blvd. Turn Left onto Walter Foran Blvd. Off of Walter Foran Blvd. make the first right onto Junction Road (just past the Wal-Mart entrance which is on your left). Proceed .5 miles and turn left into the school parking lot that has its entrance when the road begins to curve.
Upon entering the parking lot you'll see tennis courts to your right. Adjacent to the tennis courts is the building you want to enter. Look for signs or someone waving you in!
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Our 2016 Calendar has been 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.
May 20th | Hunterdon Central High
Bee Friendly Plants, Queen Rearing
June 18th | Ringoes Kirkpatrick Church
Hands On, Top Bar, Warre Hive, Varroa Mites, Splits
July 30th | Warren County Fairgrounds
Warren County Farmers Fair
Aug 24th | Hunterdon County Fairgrounds
Hunterdon County 4H & Agricultural Fair
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