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NWNJBA Honey Princess
Terin Weinberg is NWNJBA's 2015 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.
We are planning for the March meeting and will have more information to share shortly. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of March 21st and we are looking to secure avenue.
Dr. David Gilley
We will have a guest speaker, Dr. David Gilley from William Patterson University. The preliminary plan for his talk will be to discuss the colony dynamics that lead to swarming so that you can understand what is going on and how to take meausures to ward off having your colony fly away.
In addition our own Charley Ilsley will be covering insights about the tactics to take action inside the hive.
Alcohol Wash Mite Shaker
NWNJBA 1st VP Jim McCauley is going to lead a hands on session during the meeting to create a Varroa Mite Alcohol-Wash Shaker.
We will probably have a few other odds and ends to add to the program and will have a short business meeting.
State Meeting Planning Kickoff
NWNJBA will be hosting what will be the first of several planning meetings for the June state meeting that we will be hosting. Please come to join us if you can on Friday February 27th - 7pm, in the cafeteria at the North Hunterdon High School - Route 31 in Clinton Township NJ. If you can attend please RSVP to email@example.com.
February Meeting Recap
John Gaut Presentation
We would like to extend our thanks once more to John Gaut for his presentation on hive insulation and monitoring - and the ABF conference recap.
Unfortunately a technical problem will prevent us from posting
his presentation in video form but he has graciously provded his
presentation for our members.
Queen Castle Presentation
This presentation hits the highlights of what a queen castle is and why you would want to use one.
Bob Kloss presented on how to make honey bee fondant. The recipe is based upon a video source from DC Honey Bees on YouTube.
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