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Swarm Report Panel

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NWNJBA Honey Princess Terin Weinberg 

NWNJBA Honey Princess
Terin Weinberg is NWNJBA's 2014 Honey Queen.  Terin is available for a visit to your area.  To learn more click here.

Who We Are

The NORTHWEST branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association is a regional organization of anywhere from 80 to 100 bee hobbyist and sideliners (less than 300 hives). Our members generally reside in the Hunterdon, Warren and Somerset counties but membership is not limited to this region of the state.

NWNJBA Scholarships Scholarship funds are available through the NWNJBA for youths interested in the Rutgers Extension Bee-ginner's beekeeping class. If you are interested in submitting a request, or know of a youth with an interest in beekeeping who would like to be considered, submit a two to three paragraph stating your general interest in beekeeping. Submissions can be sent to the NWNJBA President Bob Kloss by clicking this link.  If you have any questions, about the scholarship program please reach out to Bob via phone (on our contact page) or e-mail.

Resource Pages:
Small Hive Beetle
Jersey Fresh Program
Farmland Assessment
Winter Feeding Insight
Swarm Management
Bee Maladies

Video Features:
Products of the Hive
Bear Control
Mead Making

More coming soon!

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  • Welcome to the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NWNJBA) Welcome to the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NWNJBA) We would like to welcome you to the home page of the NORTHWEST branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association.  We maintain this website to share information with both the public and our membership on the topic of beekeeping.  Here you can find the clubs schedule of events, educational resources, and how to contact the NWNJBA among other things. We thank you for taking the time visit our website and we hope that you find it a useful resource.
  • NJ Swarm Report Promotion Swarm REPORT Participate in the 2014 New Jersey Swarm Report. Tell us about your swarms in New Jersey. Read More >>
  • NJ Swarm Report Promotion Spring Hands On Meeting April 26th - 11AM - Deerpath Park Round Hill Mentoring Hives. Package install demo, splits, and spring inspections. Directions >>
  • Bear Fencing Protect Against Bears We have two resources for you to consider. First up, a presentation from Michelle Smith of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. Check Here for that >. Secondarily we have a write up on Bear Preparations here...    Read More >
  • Mead Making Recap Meeting Mead Making Meeting Recap The Northwest NJ Beekeeper's Association hosted a meeting on Mead Making and products from beeswax (Lip balm, candles, and skin cream).  We shot some videos of the meeting and you check in on them here.
    Making Mead How To Video
    Beeswax Products(lip balm, hand cream)
  • For your Viewing and Listening Pleasure! For your Viewing and Listening Pleasure! There are plenty of websites on the internet that provide beekeeping videos and audio in this feature we'll share some links to several resources for you to consider. Click here. to see the recommended lists.

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SPRING Hands On - April 26th

We'll be out at the Mentoring Hives on April 26th for a hands on session.  We'll be covering basic inspections, a package installation, and performing a split on the club hive at the park.  Attendees should bring there gear and questions.

Meeting Details
Park at the Deerpath Park facility (Directions) and walk in.  The meeting will begin at 11am //weather permitting.

The core session will be over by noon but we'll probably linger a bit longer to follow anyone's questions and any desire for 1:1 insights.
Note:  There will be an Earth Day Celebration going on at Deerpath.  Maybe you'll want to plan after the meeting take in the sights.

Winter and Spring Management Videos

If you missed the January Meeting, check out these video presentations by Bob Kloss and Kevin Inglin.  Other videos can be previewed at the Northwest YouTube Channel - http://youtube.com/nwnjba.

Hunterdon County 30th Anniversary
Hunterdon County Parks 40th Year Celebration
The NWNJBA participated in the 40 year celebration of the Hunterdon County Park System.  Northwest hosted a table at the event which was presented on October 5th at the County Arboretum.  President Bob Kloss, Charles Ilsley and Mimi Dunne were there meeting with the public and supporting Northwest's efforts to educate the public on the importance of the Honey Bee.

Northwest is grateful to the Hunterdon County and especially the Parks department for their parternship.  NW hosts a mentoring hive apiary on the Round Hill section of Deerpath Park in Readington and often meets for meetings at the Echo Hill complex. 

Congratulations to the Hunterdon County Park System on the 40th year and a sincere thank you to them for all that they do.

See more coverage from the Hunterdon County Democrat on NJ.com here..

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