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Dr. David Tarpy

NJBA Spring Meeting
June 6th, 2015 - Liberty Corner NJ

We are pleased to have featured speaker Dr. David Tarpy, Professor and Extension Apiculturist at the Department of Entomology, NC State University. David will be presenting two topics: the benefits of genetic diversity within colonies and a talk on the quality of commercial queens.  State Apiarist Tim Schuler will also be presenting a state apiarist report and a summary of the annual winter death loss survey results.

The program will also feature a number of interactive stations and sessions with live bees.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included with your registration.

The meeting will be hosted at the Fellowship Deaconry, 3575 Valley Road, Liberty Corner NJ. (Note: Use Basking Ridge as the town for your GPS)  

The cost to participate will be $25 for online registrants, $30.00 on the day of the event.  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 

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May Meeting

The May Meeting will be a second hands on meeting.  We are going to do a live "Bee-Lining" demonstration and check into the progress of the hives.  We'll also be fishing for drones.  We'll share what that means during the meeting - it is going to be cool!

Date: Saturday May 16th, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Round Mountain Mentoring Hives - Readington NJ
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February Meeting Recap

John Gaut Presentation
We would like to extend our thanks once more to John Gaut for his presentation on hive insulation and monitoring - and the ABF conference recap.

Unfortunately a technical problem will prevent us from posting his presentation in video form but he has graciously provded his presentation for our members.

Queen Castle Presentation
This presentation hits the highlights of what a queen castle is and why you would want to use one.

Fondant Presentation
Bob Kloss presented on how to make honey bee fondant.  The recipe is based upon a video source from DC Honey Bees on YouTube.

Dr. David Tarpy

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