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January Meeting Details

Our January Meeting is set for Friday night, January 27th at 7pm.

Thermal and Endoscopy Cameras
Our agenda for this month's meeting is FLIR Thermal Imaging cameras and Simple Endoscope camera uses for Beekeeping.  Bob Kloss and Kevin Inglin will have their devices and information to show how they work and what they can be used for.

Arnia Hive Monitoring System Hands-On
We'll also have the clubs new Arnia Hive system on hand and walk you through the components and preview the intended ways we'll use the hive monitoring system to keep an eye on hive conditions.

Honey Tasting Series
This year we are going to bring honey jars from a number of sources and do a different honey tasting at every meeting.  This meetings honey comes all the way from France.

Q&A + January Guidance
As always we will encourage a lively Q&A and Networking and we'll provide the guidance for beekeepers for January.

The location is Hunterdon Central High School Cafeteria - Room 173

Directions to HCRHS Cafeteria (#173)

Coming from the Flemington Circle: 
- Take Route 31 South toward Clinton.  Go past the main entrance light into Hunterdon Central and down the hill past the upper school. At the bottom of the hill turn right onto Junction Road.
- Proceed 1/10th of a mile and turn into the HCHS "tennis court/library" parking lot.
- Park in this lot and walk up to the corner entrance of the upper school building.
- Walk up the entry hallway and enter the cafeterial on the left about 100 yards in (not the ones on the right, the ones on the left!

From Clinton Area:
Take Route 31 North to Flemington.  Turn left onto Walter Foran Blvd.
- On Walter Foran Boulevard drive .5 miles to the stoplight that intersects with Junction Road (aka R647) and turn right.
- Proceed .5 miles to HCHS "tennis court/library" parking lot on the left.
- Park in this lot and walk up to the corner entrance of the upper school building.
- Walk up the entry hallway and enter the cafeterial on the left about 100 yards in (not the ones on the right, the ones on the left!

NWNJBA Officers

Annual Holiday Party

Pictured from left to right: J David Waldman (3rd VP), Eda Schmalz (Secretary), Jim McCauley (President), Jim Schmalz (1st VP), Kevin Inglin (outgoing President). Missing from the photo (Barbara Hill - Treasurer, Paul Szmaida - 2nd VP)

Happy New Year Everyone - 2017 NWNJBA Officers

Please join us in congratulating our new officers for 2017. Annual elections were held at our December 10th, 2016 meeting and Jim McCauley is our 2017 Association President.  Jim Schmalz has moved up to the 1st Vice President and we would like to welcome J. David Waldman as 2nd VP and Paul Szmaida as 3VP.

Eda Schmalz and Barbara Hill will be continuing as the Secretary and Treasurer.

We would like to thank our 2016 officers for their service to the organization.

2017 Calendars are Available

And as usual they are amazing!

NWNJBA has state calendars for sale.  Contact president Jim McCauley or visit the states website - to order

NJBA Winter Meeting - Feb 11 & 12

Two dayS of Beekeeping and Information

The New Jersey Beekeepers Association meeting will be hosted as a two day event this year with several featured speakers.


- Dr. James Tew will speak on "The Desperate World of Failing Queens and Laying Workers". 
- Jeremy Bemis from Bemis Honey Farms in Little Rock Arkansas will be speaking on "Beekeeping: A Southern Perspective".
- Dr. Gary Shilling will be the keynote speaker for the banquet.  He is an economist and a beekeeper and on the board of Project Apis M.

Vendors and other odds and ends
The event will have vendors for you to pick up some wares.  In addition there will be a honey auction and other activities which can be found on the agenda details on the registration page.

Meals are Included
The meeting will include breakfast and lunch each day with a Banquet hosted on the first night.

Event Venue & Location
The event will be hosted in Bordentown NJ.
The NJBA has secured the Ramada Inn for the meeting.

Special room rates for the Ramada and the nearby Comfort Inn have been secured. Please see the registration details for the deadlines on the special room rates.


Hive Monitoring System Update

The Arnia hive monitoring system is in and we'll deploy it in the early spring.  We are going to take a little time to get acclimated to its parts and pieces so we set it up correctly. It will be setup in a trial mode prior to full deployment to get accustomed to how it works - kind of like a trial run.  If we have something to show in advance to spring 2017 we'll share with the membership.

We want to give a special thanks to David Waldman who has been instrumental in getting us this far and has done the legwork to research and procure the system. Thanks David.

Membership Renewals

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

Facebook - Daily Posts

Our plan this year is to post an article a day. Each day we'll comb the web for something to share with you. Check out a Facebook page at:


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 substitute 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.

NWNJBA Newsletters

View the latest Northwest Buzz NWNJBA Newsletters and preview our newsletter archive. The newsletter is released quarterly.
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