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NWNJBA Honey Princess Terin Weinberg 

NWNJBA Honey Princess
Terin Weinberg is NWNJBA's 2015 Honey Queen.  Terin is available for a visit to your area.  To learn more click here.

Who We Are

The NORTHWEST branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association is a regional organization of anywhere from 80 to 100 bee hobbyist and sideliners (less than 300 hives). Our members generally reside in the Hunterdon, Warren and Somerset counties but membership is not limited to this region of the state.

NWNJBA Scholarships Scholarship funds are available through the NWNJBA for youths interested in the Rutgers Extension Bee-ginner's beekeeping class. If you are interested in submitting a request, or know of a youth with an interest in beekeeping who would like to be considered, submit a two to three paragraph stating your general interest in beekeeping. Submissions can be sent to the NWNJBA President Bob Kloss by clicking this link.  If you have any questions, about the scholarship program please reach out to Bob via phone (on our contact page) or e-mail.

Resource Pages:
Small Hive Beetle
Jersey Fresh Program
Farmland Assessment
Winter Feeding Insight
Swarm Management
Bee Maladies

Video Features:
Products of the Hive
Bear Control
Mead Making

More coming soon!

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  • Welcome to the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NWNJBA) Welcome to the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NWNJBA) We would like to welcome you to the home page of the NORTHWEST branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association.  We maintain this website to share information with both the public and our membership on the topic of beekeeping.  Here you can find the clubs schedule of events, educational resources, and how to contact the NWNJBA among other things. We thank you for taking the time visit our website and we hope that you find it a useful resource.
  • winter meeting NWNJBA February We'll have a special guest - John Gaut, to speak about insulating hives. Queen Castles, Fondant, Hive Making Jigs, and other items are on the agenda.
  • Fall Management NWNJBA Fall Management Guide We've prepared a management guide that will help you get your hives in good order for overwintering.
    Click Here to access the online guide
  • June Meeting New Jersey State Beekeepers Meeting - Tony Jadzak Annual Spring Meeting sponsored by NJBA, Nottingham Ballroom in Hamilton, NJ 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Click here to register.
  • NJ Swarm Report Promotion Swarm REPORT Participate in the 2014 New Jersey Swarm Report. Tell us about your swarms in New Jersey. Click Here to Visit the Site >>
  • Bear Fencing Protect Against Bears We have two resources for you to consider. First up, a presentation from Michelle Smith of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. Check Here for that >. Secondarily we have a write up on Bear Preparations here...    Read More >
  • Mead Making Recap Meeting Mead Making Meeting Recap The Northwest NJ Beekeeper's Association hosted a meeting on Mead Making and products from beeswax (Lip balm, candles, and skin cream).  We shot some videos of the meeting and you check in on them here.
    Making Mead How To Video
    Beeswax Products(lip balm, hand cream)
  • For your Viewing and Listening Pleasure! For your Viewing and Listening Pleasure! There are plenty of websites on the internet that provide beekeeping videos and audio in this feature we'll share some links to several resources for you to consider. Click here. to see the recommended lists.

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NWNJBA Feb Meeting Announcement

NWNJBA February Meeting
Come join us for our first meeting of 2015. 

East Amwell School Cafeteria
43 Wertsville Road, Ringoes NJ 08551
February 6th, 2015 - 7pm to 8:45PM  

Special Guest John Gaut
John will be presenting his insights on insulating hives for winter. He has data on the differences between insulated and no insulation and why the cost makes sense.  The talk might just make you change your ideas on this.

Queen Castles
Bob Kloss and Kevin Inglin will be teaming up on the topic of Queen Castles, what they are, how to make one, and why you would want to have one in your apiary for sustainability.

Hive Box Building Jigs
We will have a few hive jigs on display that is used for making sure you get your corners square and you boxes true.  We’ll tell you how it was made and how you can make one for your workshop.  

Winter Management - Fondant
Bob Kloss will share his insights on preparations for fondant and we’ll talk some about winter and early spring management.

Joining Us? 
NWNJBA will be providing refreshments but would welcome contributions.  Please RSVP to NWNJBA Secretary Barbara Hill via email at muscavaya@aol.com so we can plan for the number of attendees.  Please also let Barbara know if you can contribute.  

 NJBA State Honey Show
NJBA State 2015 Honey Show

NJBA Spring Meeting - Feb 14th
Registration is now open for the State Winter Meeting.  Tony Jadzak, the Maine state apiarist will be the featured speaker.  Several other interesting items are on the agenda.  Check it out and register early at the NJBA Website:

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