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NWNJBA Honey Princess Terin Weinberg 

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Terin Weinberg is NWNJBA's 2014 Honey Queen.  Terin is available for a visit to your area.  To learn more click here.

Who We Are

The NORTHWEST branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association is a regional organization of anywhere from 80 to 100 bee hobbyist and sideliners (less than 300 hives). Our members generally reside in the Hunterdon, Warren and Somerset counties but membership is not limited to this region of the state.

NWNJBA Scholarships Scholarship funds are available through the NWNJBA for youths interested in the Rutgers Extension Bee-ginner's beekeeping class. If you are interested in submitting a request, or know of a youth with an interest in beekeeping who would like to be considered, submit a two to three paragraph stating your general interest in beekeeping. Submissions can be sent to the NWNJBA President Bob Kloss by clicking this link.  If you have any questions, about the scholarship program please reach out to Bob via phone (on our contact page) or e-mail.

Resource Pages:
Small Hive Beetle
Jersey Fresh Program
Farmland Assessment
Winter Feeding Insight
Swarm Management
Bee Maladies

Video Features:
Products of the Hive
Bear Control
Mead Making

More coming soon!

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  • Welcome to the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NWNJBA) Welcome to the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NWNJBA) We would like to welcome you to the home page of the NORTHWEST branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association.  We maintain this website to share information with both the public and our membership on the topic of beekeeping.  Here you can find the clubs schedule of events, educational resources, and how to contact the NWNJBA among other things. We thank you for taking the time visit our website and we hope that you find it a useful resource.
  • NJ Swarm Report Promotion Swarm REPORT Participate in the 2014 New Jersey Swarm Report. Tell us about your swarms in New Jersey. Click Here to Visit the Site >>
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  • Bear Fencing Protect Against Bears We have two resources for you to consider. First up, a presentation from Michelle Smith of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife. Check Here for that >. Secondarily we have a write up on Bear Preparations here...    Read More >
  • Mead Making Recap Meeting Mead Making Meeting Recap The Northwest NJ Beekeeper's Association hosted a meeting on Mead Making and products from beeswax (Lip balm, candles, and skin cream).  We shot some videos of the meeting and you check in on them here.
    Making Mead How To Video
    Beeswax Products(lip balm, hand cream)
  • For your Viewing and Listening Pleasure! For your Viewing and Listening Pleasure! There are plenty of websites on the internet that provide beekeeping videos and audio in this feature we'll share some links to several resources for you to consider. Click here. to see the recommended lists.

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NWNJBA Sept. Meeting is a Movie Night!
It took a little longer (ok a lot longer) than we wanted but we have the details for Friday night.  We'll be meeting at the Kirkpatrick Memorial Church in Ringoes NJ.  This is literally 2 minutes form the East Amwell School which was hoped to be the meeting site.

We'll be screening the movie MORE THAN HONEY.  It is a recent documentary with incredible beekeeping footage and several storylines that take you to the US, Switzerland, China and other locals.

As noted earlier we've solved the sound problem with two large speakers that can cover any venue so you'll be able to hear everything that is on the screen.  We'll have refreshments and popcorn to accompany the movie.

Meeting Details:
Date | Friday September 19th
Meeting Time |
Start time 7pm, Finish 9pm
Location |
Kirkpatrick Memorial Church - John Ringo Road, RIngoes NJ
Street Address for GPS | 37 John Ringo Rd, Ringoes, NJ
Directions | Take Route 202 from Flemington to Wertsville Road.  Take the exit and bear right into the town of Ringoes.  At the stop sign, turn Right and then take an immediate left.  The Church is on your left.  (Across from Mom's Restaurant if you know where that is)
Parking | Park along the street or pull in the church driveway and proceed to the parking area in the back.
BING Online Map Link

We're also working on finalizing the plans for our October Meeting.  It will be at the Old York Cellars Winery and will focus on Fall management and we'll get to enjoy a nice afternoon with some food + wine.  Details about this are coming soon too.

Varroa Mite Management
Especially during the months of July/August you should be evaluating your colonies to determine if varroa mite treatment is required.  If you wait too until September to treat the colonies that have too many mites they will not have time to produce several cycles of non-parasitized young winter bees necessary to carry the colony to next spring. 

We've done a number of talks on the subject and you watch some videos to learn about what varroa are, how to count them, and of course treatment options.

We strongly suggest using an alcohol wash method for testing.  To learn more about that click this link.

Click on this link to go to a number of videos on varroa control.

June Meeting Recap Video
For those that attended and for those who couldn't make it, we've posted the video of Tim's Shulers advice on treatment options - http://youtu.be/OsG2QbUjsgA.

Many other club meeting Videos also available at the Club's YouTube Channel: http://www.Youtube.com/nwnjba

NWNJBA Online Calendar
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