We are in the midst of the summer dearth and there has been very little rain this season. Fall plants are starting to break but most hives are probably light.
Please take time to check your hives for resources. Without nectar, water, and pollen sources they will not build winter brood or be able to produce wax to cap cells and honey for winter.
We would also encourage you to review our fall management guide for additional insights and activates to consider this time of year.
Review it here.
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.
Join us at our Sept. meeting when we talk about queen rearing techniques. Queen breeder Karoly Toth will be our featured speaker. Other topics will also be on the agenda.
Saturday September 26th, 11AM.
Location: Catherine Dickson Hofman Library
4 Lambert Rd, Blairstown NJ 07825
The State is planning to host a meeting 10/31 and it is likely at NHHS. If that works out we will be tagging along The meeting will feature a package breeder from NC. and what it takes to prepare packages and queens. You are not going to want to miss this one.
- 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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NWNJBA Newsletters and preview our newsletter archive. The newsletter is released quarterly.