Warren County Fair Upcoming
The Warren County Fair is fast approaching. Plans for Northwest's annual public participation is underway and the fair will be running from July 30th - August 6th, 2016.
Core to Northwest's participation is support from the membership to staff the booth and provide community education through interactions and demonstrations. Northwest has setup a "MySignup" page for members to see volunteer time slots.
Click here to see available times and to volunteer.
Additional information for Northwest Members on the honey show and volunteering will be posted here in early July and be communicated through Northwest's Constant Contact. Questions concerning activities for the fair can be directed to Greg and Charley.
Warren County Fair Honey Contest Rules
Rules and Regulations
may be delivered to Chairman or any board member
by Friday July 29th.
2. Exhibits may not be removed from Fairgrounds display before last day of fair.
3. Honey must be produced by a paid member of the NJ Beekeepers Association and there may be only one entry per class for any one apiary.
4. Only one entry per Apiarist per class.
5. Mead products must contain honey produced by entrant. All classes are to have no labels.
6. Honey entries will be judged on Monday on the following basis:
Analytical Moisture Content (%)
- 15 to 17% 20 points
- 17.1 to 18.0 18 points
- 18.1 to 18.6 15 points
- >18.6 0 points
- Absence of Defects, e.g.: wax, lint, foam. etc. 20 points
- Flavor 10 points
- Aroma 10 points
- Clarity: free of suspended particles like pollen
or other suspended solids. Air bubbles 20 points
- Container appearance & cleanliness 10 points
- Container Uniform fill 10 points
Total Points……..100 points
Additional Rules and Information about the Warren County Fiar and Honey Show are available on the Warren County Fair Page.
Have you been following the New Jersey Swarm Report? It's been a very active year. Follow the action at www.NJSWARM.com and if you see a swarm, please report it.
Our 2016 Calendar is 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.
July 25th | Richard Stockton University
Eastern Apiculture Society Meeting - NJ
July 30th | Warren County Fairgrounds
Warren County Farmers Fair
Aug 24th | Hunterdon County Fairgrounds
Hunterdon County 4H & Agricultural Fair
Aug 30th | Rutgers Synder Research Farm
Great Tomato Tasting Event
Sept 17th | Leary Residence - Warren
NWNJBA Picnic and Hands On Meeting
Hive Monitoring System
We are excited to share that the NWNJBA has approved and will be implementing an Arnia Hive Monitoring System. Additional information about the system and its use will be shared once it is procured, setup, and operational.
NWJBA will be sending final notices about membership renewals. Those who have not renewed can still renew via our registration process. Those who do not respond to our final renewal request will be assumed to be dropping from our roles and will no longer receive updates and communications from NWNJBA.
Please take the time to renew if you wish to remain a member
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