Welcome to the Northwest New Jersey Beekeeper's Association
We are dedicated to promoting the general interest in the support of bee culture. Our branch, made up of 100+ members primarily serves Hunterdon and Warren Counties. We are one of the ten branches of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association.
The 2017 Fair Season is upon us.
Here are the key dates you need to know and below are the important details for the upcoming fair.
Warren County Fair - July 29th through August 5th, 2017
Hunterdon County Fair - August 23rd through August 27th, 2017
Please help out the NWNJBA by signing up for a time slot at the Warren County Fair beekeeping booth. During this time, you can help with selling honey, answering questions and handing out brochures. Thank you for your help! .
Click the link to learn about participating in the annual honey show. Some details for getting entries in and the rules are posted for review.
State Apiarist Tim Schuler was the guest speaker at a rainy NWNJBA late June meeting. Take a listen to his sage wisdom and advice as told by a honey judge. Tim has a great candor and there's certain a few funny stories and anecdotes to go along with important tips for how to win the blue ribbon in honey judging.
It is likely that you will not be able to see the mites on your bees like the one between the wings on this bee - but they are there! July is the imperative time to check your hives for mite thresholds and treat if necessary. Want to be a successful beekeeper? Heed this message and be proactive about mite treatments NOW.
Visit this video to learn how to do an alcohol wash
Meet the officers of the NWNJBA.
Jim McCaulley is the NWNJBA President (second from right). Serving as first VP is Jim Schmalz (far left), J. David Waldman is the second VP (far right). Third VP is Paul Szmaida (4th from left). Barbara Hill (third from left) is our branch treasurer and Eda Schmalz (second from left) serves as the associations secretary.
In addition to the board, Mim Dunne serves as the Membership Chair and Bob Kloss oversees public relations.
We recieve many requests for hive placement offers on properties. Visit to learn how to make a request and to see what is available.
Information to identify a honey bee swarm and report it for collection and removal. Services are also available for removal from structures.
How to tell if it is a honey bee or something else. Learn about common insect types found in our area; their nesting habits and other information.