Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association

A branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association serving Hunterdon and Warren Counties

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.



February 2017 Meeting

Woodenware - Beekeeping Equipment + Honey Tasting + Q&A, 

This months meeting detail

Date: Friday February 24th

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: North Hunterdon Regional High School Cafeteria A


We often provide a little something and we ask that you do too. A little pastry or snack is would be very welcome. Please let EDA know if you're bringing something via email.


How to build hive bodies and components

We are planning on showing the finer points of preparing woodenware. Hive boxes, frames and other equipment. If you have some equipment you want to assemble, bring it along.

We will have hive jigs, tools, and hardware for assembly on hand.

Honey Tasting Series

This year we are going to bring honey jars from a number of sources and do a different honey tasting at every meeting.

Our February honey tasting is going to be some honeys from Hawaii or Ethiopia.

Q&A + February Guidance

February is the promissory note to spring.  It is time for final preparations in anticipation of warmer weather.

As always we will encourage a lively Q&A and Networking and we'll provide the guidance for beekeepers for February. 

NHRHS Cafeteria A

North Hunterdon Region H.S. Cafeteria A

1445 State Route 31 (South) Annandale, NJ 08801
Clinton Township NJ - Hunterdon County
NHHS is located on the intersection of Route 31 & Regional Road

Coming from the Flemington Circle: 
- At the Flemington Traffic Circle Take Route 31 North to Clinton.  Continue 9.3 miles to intersection at Regional Road.
- Take exit for Regional Road and proceed 2/10ths of a mile and make the first right past the tennis courts into the school driveway.

From Clinton Area:
- From the Interstate 78 / Route 31 interchange take Route 31 South toward Flemington/Trenton.
- Proceed to the second traffic light.
- Make a right to Regional Road.
- Make the first right past the tennis courts into the school driveway 



2017 Officers

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.



Feb 11 & 12, 2017

Two days of Beekeeping and Information!
The New Jersey Beekeepers Association meeting will be hosted as a two day event this year with several featured speakers.

For a full agenda, additional details, and how to register visit:

2017 Calendars are Available

And as usual they are amazing!

NWNJBA has state calendars for sale.  Contact president Jim McCaulley or visit the states website - to order

Hive Monitoring System Update

The Arnia hive monitoring system is in and we'll deploy it in the early spring.  It is one of the feature presentations for the January Meeting and will be deployed Feb 2017. Thanks David to David Waldman for his efforts in reasearch and procurement..

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