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.
Second Hands On Meeting of 2017 - Mite Counting, Hive Inspection Follow ups, and more
Date: Saturday May 27th
New date. Postponed from May 20th due to weather.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Round Mountain - Near address of 135 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington NJ 08822
Hive are across from Deepath Park Soccer Fields
It is a field meeting, please be prepared
Depending on the weather we either walk in or can park near the hives*. See 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.
We will continue live mentoring hive inspections and follow up from the April activities to see how the hives have progressed since the last meeting.
Learn how to check mite thresholds by various methods through live samples taken from the hives. We also be demonstrating the CO2 method of checking for mites.
We will go over the basics of swarm collections and our hive monitoring system.
We will be working live bees so please bring protective equipment, Gloves, Veil, Suit, or whatever you have.
In Case of Inclement Weather
If weather is going to be a factor leading up to the date of the meeting we will provide updates via email to the associations contact list. We will also post notices here at the website if we have late breaking instructions.
Parking: Handling Weather Conditions
As that this is a field meeting it is possible that we cannot bring vehicles into the field.
Typically we open the gate to the field and let beekeepers drive in the loop road to the hives. Sometimes the field is too wet to allow this and if so we'll provide instructions that morning to park across the street and we will all walk in.
Lawn Chairs & Food
Don't Forget a lawn chair if you want one.for the mentoring yard. Also we do not provide hospitatlity for this meeting so please consider a snack if you need something to tide you over.
Please note there are no bathroom faciliites where the mentoring hives are (they are in a field). Please be sure to use the bathrooms at the Deerpath Park across the street if you require a restroom.
Welcome and Congratulations to our 2017 officers.
2017 Officers Missing from the photo - Barbara Hill & Paul Szmoda
Jim McCaulley is our new President. Jim Schmalz is first Vice President, Second Vice President is David Waldman and Third Vice President is Paul Szmaida. Barbara Hill continues our treasurer and Eda Schmalz will carry on as the associations secretary.
Congratulations and thank you to our outgoing 2016 officers (Kevin Inglin and Charles Ilsley) for their service and dedication.
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.
And as usual they are amazing!
NWNJBA has state calendars for sale. Contact president Jim McCaulley or visit the states website - njbeekeepers.org/store to order
The Arnia hive monitoring system will be installed in March and previewed at the hands on meeting in April.
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