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.
Stay posted at our website and via our mailing list for how to volunteer, participate in the honey show and see the daily schedule. Due to the amount of effort required for these public outreaches and honey sales we do not host monthly meetings in Jul or Aug. That being said, the fair is an amazing place to network with the public and beekeepers alike.
Warren County Fair - July 29th through August 5th, 2017
Hunterdon County Fair - August 23rd through August 27th, 2017
State Apiarist Tim Schuler was the guest speaker at the 'rainy' NWNJBA late June meeting. Take a listen to his sage wisdom and advice as told by a honey judge. Tim has a great candor and there's certain a few funny stories and anecdotes to go along with important tips for how to win the blue ribbon in honey judging.
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.