We have a number of new videos on our YouTube channel and will be adding even more in the coming weeks.
If you haven't been there lately, take some time to check it out.
Our next meeting will be hosted at the Hunterdon County Echo Hill Lodge, December 5th, 2015. We'll have our annual holiday party to close out the year. We decided to postpone our November meeting because things got too close to Thanksgiving. We'll cover that meeting topic when we come back in January.
Winter officially starts December 21st but we've already had our first frost and a number of cold days. Hopefully your bees are fat and your hives are heavy. There might be a few warm days to come and everyone should have their mouse guards on and hives in winter preparation.
Keep an eye out for an email with announcements and details for the December meeting.
County Fairs - Thank You
The Hunterdon and Warren County Fairs are behind us. Both fairs were well represented and we so appreciate our fair volunteers. We especially appreciate our fair coordinators: Greg, Charley, Jim, Stan & Fran and all the ones behind the scenes that served as the core of our volunteer effort.
We did a special event at the Hunterdon fair with bee beards for the ABF Honey Princess and a few of our members.
Click here to see a photo album of some of the Hunterdon Fair Shots.
- Gave advice to walk the tree lines to find the drone congregation areas.
- The queen cage slipped out of the net and came to rest on this pine tree branch.
- Its hard to see but we did get some drones in the net. Not a ton, but at least we didn't' get skunked.
- A big crowd gathers for the live bee demonstration
- Passing frames around for a more direct look
- Janice won a gift basket
June NJBA Meeting Recap
Northwest hosted the state meeting on June 6th in Basking Ridge NJ.
The day was a huge success and we want to thank our featured speakers - David Tarpy and Tim Schuler.
We also want to thank our volunteers and the exec. team from NJBA for the assistance in presenting the meeting. We will be presenting some memories from the meeting and the presentations when we get some time to produce them.
We also want to credit our photographers. Maria Kauzmann took most of the photos. Additional images were captured by Sharon and Kevin Inglin. Great Job Everyone!
We've refreshed our Gadget Garage Page.
Solar Wax Melters, Swarm Traps, Hive stands, Mite Shakers and more. Do you have a little DIY in you? Check it out and send us pictures of what you're making in your garage.
You can also share ideas that others have provided by posting to our Facebook page.
Click here to see our Branch Calendar of Events.
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.
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
The NJ Swarm Report
NWNJBA supports 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.
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