Welcome to the Northwest New Jersey Beekeeper's Association
We are dedicated to promoting the general interest in the support of bee culture. Our branch, made up of 100+ members primarily serves Hunterdon and Warren Counties. We are one of the ten branches of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association.
Constitution and Bylaws Posting
The NWNJBA board is providing a revision to our association constitution and bylaws. The premise of the change is to assure the constitution & bylaws aligns better with the state associtions constitution and bylaws, is current, and also reflects the way in which we operate.
The proposed changes are posted here for review. Any comments prior to association review can be directed to bylaw committee chair Charles Ilsley.
Constitution and Bylaw Proposal Review Documents
Three variants are provided to help you compare:
1. Link: The currently adopted constitution and bylaws: Link
2. Link: The new proposed constitution and bylaws with the former constitution and bylaws embedded for reference and comparison between old and new in the same document.
3. Link: The new proposed constitution and bylaws to be adopted sans any previous references to the currently adopted constitution and bylaws.
Topic - Fall Management and Winter Preparations
Cooler weather is setting in and it is time to consider the last 60 days to get your hives ready for winter bees. Come join us in the field as we button up NWNJBA hives and tell you what you need to know for fall and winter prep.
Date: Saturday September 16th, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Hunterdon County Round Mountain Park, West Woodschurch Road, Readington Township NJ
See directions below
From the Flemington Area:
- Take Route 31 north 3.7 miles from the Flemington Circle.
- Make a right onto West Woodschurch Road.
Once on West Woodschurch follow the appropriate option below*.
Deer path Directions from the Clinton Area:
- Take Route 31 south about 6.3 miles from Interstate 78 to the traffic light for West Woodschurch Road.
- Take the jug handle and turn left onto West Woodschurch Road.
- Once on West Woodschurch follow the appropriate option below.*
1. Driving into the hive sites - Drive 1 mile in and turn left into the field through the gate.
2. Parking at the soccer fields* - turn right into Deer path by the YMCA and then follow the loop road to the parking lot for the soccer fields. Walk across West Woodschurch road to the fields where the hives are present. There is a livestock gate at the entrance of the field.
Note: Don't Forget a lawn chair if you want one.for the mentoring yard.
*Sometimes the fields are too wet to park on and we will need to park within in the Deer path Park complex and walk into the mentoring hives.
It is likely that you will not be able to see the mites on your bees like the one between the wings on this bee - but they are there! It's August, have you checked for your mites yet? Want to be a successful beekeeper? Heed this message and be proactive about mite treatments NOW.
Visit this video to learn how to do an alcohol wash
NJBA Annual Fall Meeting - Sussex
The fall meeting will feature speaker Jerry Hayes and Randy Oliver (via Skype).
Date: September 30th
Location: Sparta high school, Sparta
Click HERE for details and to register
New Jersey Honey Show
Fall and winter are the best times to prep your honey and wares for the 2018 state honey show.
Honey, candles, photos, and other categories proudly displayed in the state rotunda in Trenton.
More details will come as February approaches.
Meet the officers of the NWNJBA.
Jim McCaulley is the NWNJBA President (second from right). Serving as first VP is Jim Schmalz (far left), J. David Waldman is the second VP (far right). Third VP is Paul Szmaida (4th from left). Barbara Hill (third from left) is our branch treasurer and Eda Schmalz (second from left) serves as the associations secretary.
In addition to the board, Mim Dunne serves as the Membership Chair and Bob Kloss oversees public relations.
We recieve many requests for hive placement offers on properties. Visit to learn how to make a request and to see what is available.
Information to identify a honey bee swarm and report it for collection and removal. Services are also available for removal from structures.
How to tell if it is a honey bee or something else. Learn about common insect types found in our area; their nesting habits and other information.