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December 2016 Meeting

Annual Holiday Party

2016 Holiday Party - December 10th

Come join us for our final meeting to of 2016.  We'll be hosting a potlock dinner and our final business meeting of the year.  The association will also be hosting its annual elections.  If you are interested in being an officer please contact the elections committee chair Fran Wasitowski.

Please watch for an email as we'll have a signup page for us to coordinate what members will bring for the potluck.  Also please contact our secretary Eda Schmalz if you wish to donate something for the auction.

Location: Echo Hill Lodge
Address:  42 Lilac Road, Clinton Township NJ
December 10th, 2016
1pm to 4pm
Lodge Information

Fall Management Guide

September 22nd marks the first day of fall - The Autumnal Equinox.  The days are getting shorter and leaves are beginning to drift from the trees. As summer turns to fall it is time to consider the potential options for getting hives closed down for the season.  For a full rundown of prep activities for fall management visit our fall management page. Read More...

Fall Schedule

Our 2016 Calendar is posted.  Visit our calendar page to see what we have on tap for you this year.  Here is the summary view of the second half of the schedule.

bullet Dec 10th | Echo Hill Lodge
NWNJBA Holiday Meeting and Elections

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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