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NJBA Spring Meeting 4/23 - Judy Chen



NWNJBA is pleased to once again play host to the NJBA Spring meeting.  We will be returning to the Fellowship Deaconry in Basking Ridge for the meeting which will include two featured speakers. 

Judy Chen, Ph.D. from the USDA Beltsville lab in Maryland and part of the Managed Pollinator CAP (coordinated Agricultural Project) will be speaking on the topic of The Role in Viruses in Honey Bee Colony Losses and Dr. David Gilley from William Patterson University will also speak about  Data-driven Approaches to Predicting Swarm Flight in New Jersey and calculating the timing of swarm prevention measures. In addition we'll have a number of other beekeeping activities to support the program.

Date:  April 23rd, 2016
Location: Fellowship Deaconry, 3575 Valley Road, Liberty Corner NJ. (Note: Use Basking Ridge as the town for your GPS).
Start Time:  8:30 AM - Reception, Registration, and Breakfast
Meeting Close: 3:00 PM
Meals: A continental breakfast and Lunch are included with registration

For full details and to register please review our Event Page.

April Meeting 4/16
Hands On @ Mentoring Yard

Join us Saturday April 16th, 11am, at the NWNJBA Mentoring Yard, Round  Hill Park (across from Deerpath Park) for our first hands on meeting of the year.  We'll perform a spring inspection and demonstrate two package installs. We'll have plenty of time for hands on and questions.

Click here for directions and information on the mentoring hive location. 

Spring Schedule

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.

bullet April 16th | NWNJBA Mentoring Yard
Hands On and Package Installs

bullet April 23rd | Fellowship Deaconry
Hosting NJBA State Meeting

bullet May 21st | Location TBD
Bee Friendly Plants, Queen Rearing

bullet June 18th | Ringoes Kirkpatrick Church
Hands On, Top Bar, Warre Hive, Varroa Mites, Splits

 bullet July 30th | Warren County Fairgrounds
Warren County Farmers Fair

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



Membership Renewals

It is time for the annual membership renewals. Please complete your renewal by clicking this link.  Here you can print the document and mail it in to the address of our branch treasurer.

 Please take the time to renew early, it really helps out administratively! 

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Beekeeping Training

Check out our Beekeeping Education page if you are looking to get a start in beekeeping in 2016.  You can also check out our Getting Stared in Beekeeping Guide.


 Swarm Trap Jib

Preview of a Hive trap and raising/lowering Jib to place hive traps into a tree.

 Making Lip Balm

How to make Mocha Mint Beeswax Lip Balm.

Alcohol Wash

New Jersey State Apiarist Tim Schuler demonstrates why to use this for mites.

Almond Bread

NW President Kevin Inglin shows you how to substitue honey for Sugar in this recipe.


 Stiles Apiaries

Grant Stiles talks about beekeeping sustainability with Nucleus Colonies.

Gardner Apiaries

Mike Gardner from Gardner Apiaries on the Package and Queen Business.


NWNJBA Gadget Garage

Visit our gadget garage.  This is a collection of different equipment items and techniques that you can use for beekeeping. Swarm devices, waters, hive stands and more.
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Youth Scholarships

The New Jersey Beekeepers Association offers scholarships to youth who have an interest in beekeeping. If you would like to know more about the program click the link below
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The NJ Swarm Report

What is the New Jersey Swarm Report? Visit the page to see information about swarms being reported all over NJ. More information is available at the website.

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