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Event/Meeting Page

A place to review our monthly meeting schedule, any special events, and our past events calendar.

NWNJBA Online Calendar Format

Our meeting details are listed below.  They can also be accessed in an online calendar format by following this link.

NWNJBA OneDrive Online Calendar


New Jersey Beekeepers Association State Event Calendar

Click here to go to the New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NJBA) Website state and branch calendar page. The states calendar page hosts the calendars for all branches of the NJBA along with state sponsored events and meetings. 

2017 Monthly Meeting Schedule

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings for 2017
  • Friday, January 27th, 2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Hunterdon Central High School
    Cafeteria #173

    January Meeting - Thermal Cameras+

    Hunterdon Central High School - Cafeteria Room #173

    Agenda
    - Preview of FLIR Thermal Imaging and Endoscope cameras for beekeeping. 
    - Hands on preview of the Associations new Arnia Hive Monitoring System and a review of its capabilities.
    - Honey Tasting - A France Honey will be on tap this go-round for our honey tasting series.
    - January Beekeeping Calendar
    - Q&A And we'll answer questions and enjoy some hospitality along the way

    Date: Friday, January 27th, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM
    Address: HCHRS Cafeteria #173 (Upper School)

    Note: The Cafeteria is in the upper school building.  If you are familiar with HCRHS, then park in the library/tennis court parking lot.  

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

  • Friday, February 24th, 2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    North Hunterdon High School

    February Meeting - Woodenware

    Agenda
    - Hands on Woodenware Assembly
    - How to clean and maintain a smoker
    - Monthly Honey Tasting Series
    - February Beekeeping Calendar
    - Q&A And we'll answer questions and enjoy some hospitality along the way

    Date: Friday, February 24th, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Address: NHHS Cafeteria A - 1445 State Route 31, Annandale NJ 08801

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

  • Saturday March 11th, 2017
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Warren County Library, 2 Shotwell Dr, Belvidere, NJ 07823

    March Meeting - Photography

    Agenda
    - Beekeeping Photography
    - Monthly Honey Tasting Series
    - March Beekeeping Calendar
    - Q&A And we'll answer questions and enjoy some hospitality along the way

    Date: Saturday, March 11th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Address: Warren County Library, 2 Shotwell Dr, Belvidere, NJ 07823

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

  • Saturday April 8th, 2017
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

    April Meeting - Hands-On/Package Install+

    Agenda:
    - Beekeeping Hands On - Package Install & Splits
    - Mentoring Hive Inspections
    - Hive Monitoring Preview (Arnia Hive Monitoring System)
    - Q&A and Calendar Review

    Date: Saturday April 8th, 2017
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Address: 135 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington NJ 08811 - Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

  • Saturday, May 20th, 2017
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

    May Meeting - Hands-On/Mite Counting+

    Agenda:
    - Beekeeping Hands On - Mite Counting with Various Methods
    - Mentoring Hive Inspections
    - Swarm Collection
    - Hive Monitoring Update
    - Q&A and Calendar Review

    Date: Saturday May 20th, 2017
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Address: 135 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington NJ 08811 - Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

  • Saturday, June 17th, 2017*
    Time 11 to 2pm 
    Casey Residence, Washington NJ

    *sorry, for those that missed it the meeting
    was moved earlier on request.  It was hosted
    on June 17th instead of the originally scheduled
    date of June 24th.

    June Meeting - Casey Residence Apiary

    Agenda:
    - Honey Extractor Overview
    - Honey Tasting - Manuka
    - Honey Show tips and advice - Tim Schuler
    - Q&A and Calendar Review

    Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2017
    Time: 11 to 2pm
    Address: 201 Musconetcong River Rd, Washington, NJ 07882

  • July 29th - August 5th, 2017
    Warren County Fairgrounds

    August 23rd - August 27th, 2017
    Hunterdon County Fairgrounds

    July & August Activities
    Hunterdon and Warren County Fairs

    2017 Warren County Farmers' Fair
    2017 Hunterdon 4-H Fair
    NWNJBA beekeeping booth and demonstrations.

    Come join us at the fair for our public outreach and honey sales.  We also do live honey bee previews

  • Saturday September 16th, 2017
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives


    September Meeting - Fall/Winter Mgmt.

    Agenda:
    - Beekeeping Hands On with a focus on Fall Management
    - Mentoring Hive Inspections
    - Winter Preparations

    Date: Saturday September 16th, 2017
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Address: 135 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington NJ 08811 - Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

  • Saturday September 30, 2017
    Sparta High School, Sussex County NJ

    STATE Meeting hosted by NJBA

    New Jersey Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting
    Saturday September 30th, 2017
    Sparta High School
    70 West Mountain Road, Sparta NJ 07871

  • Saturday October 14th, 2017*
    Leary Residence, Stewartsville NJ

    *This is a placeholder date and subject to change. 

    October Meeting

    Fall meeting and picnic
    Leary Residence
    230 Locust Grove Road, Stewartsville NJ 08886

  • Saturday November 25th, 2017
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    November Meeting - Topic TBD

    Agenda:
    - Main topic TBD
    - Honey Tasting Series
    - Q&A and Calendar Review


    Date: Saturday November 25th, 2017
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Address: TBD

  • Saturday December 9th, 2017
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Echo Hill Lodge, Clinton Township NJ

    December Meeting - Holiday Meeting

    Agenda:
    - Annual holiday meeting and luncheon
    - Annual elections

    Date: Saturday December 9th, 2017
    Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Address: Hunterdon County Park System Echo Hill Lodge, 42 Lilac Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822 (Clinton Township)

12/2017

Other 2017 Outreach and Events

This is a listing of activites we've got planned or we thought you might want to know about.

February 11th and 12th, 2017

Full Day Schedule

NJBA Winter Meeting - 2 Day Seminar
 James Tew and other speakers will fill the two day schedule.  The meeting will have vendors selling wares, an auction, and a whole host of other activiteis. For more information visit the NJBeekeepers.org website.

February 16th, 2017

7pm to 9pm

Gadget Garage on the Road
NWNJBA members Kevin Inglin and Bob Kloss and Kevin Inglin will be taking NWNJBA's Gadget Garage on the road.... They'll be presenting various gadgets at the Raritan Valley Beekeeper's Association Monthly Meeting.

April 13th, 2017

10am

Thomas B. Conley Elementary School
NWNJBA preview of keeping bees to the 3rd through 5th grade age groups.

April 22nd, 2017 

Full Day Schedule

Hunterdon County Earth Day
Booth at the annual Earth Day presentations for Hunterdon County at Echo hill park.  In addition to this outreach NWNJBA did a number of satellite presentations throughout earth week.

May 11, 2017

Full Day Schedule

Whittmore Community College
 2017 Children's Garden Day. Whittemore Community, Beekeeping overviews as part of the Culture & Conservation childrens day.

May 24th, 2017

10am to 2pm

Spring Fine Arts Festival
Joining forces with an artist who paints in wax.  Collaboration of raising bees and using products of the hive.

July 6th, 2017

12:00pm to 3pm

Hunterdon County Master Gardner's Presentation NWNJBA will be presenting at the master gardners geneal meeting and providing outreach and beekeeping collaboration with gardners.

July 22nd, 2017 

Full Day Schedule

North Branch LIbrary Garden Expo
Public outreach rounded out with other groups such as Master Gardeners, Hunt. Cty. Shade Tree Comm., Native Plant Soc. of NJ, NJ Bat Sanctuary; landscapers; and the Hunt. Cty Parks.

Aug 13th, 2017

Full Day Schedule

Hunterdon Land Trust Environment Day
Tentative - Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market environmental day - Dvoor Farm, Flemington.

August 30th, 2017

3pm to 7pm

The Great Tomato Tasting at Snyder Farm is one of the most popular events organized by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.  NWNJBA hosts a tasting booth where participants can try different varietals of honey.

First Thursday - Every Month

7pm to 9:30pm

The NWNJBA Executive board meets on the first Thursday of every month.  Venues vary but the typical location is at the 4-H center near the Route 12 Hunterdon County Library Complex.

October 18th, 2017

11:00am to 12:00pm

Tentative - County Garden Club outreach at the High Bridge Rescue Squad complex, High Bridge NJ.

Previous Meetings and Events

December 10th, 2016 - Holiday Party

Echo Hill Lodge - 1pm
NWNJBA Holiday Meeting. Come and join the close of the 2016 Beekeeping season.  The event will be a Potluck Supper and the election of the 2017 officers. The meeting will begin and 1:00 and will close down by 4pm. 

November 18th, 2016 - A Taste of Italy

Hunterdon Central High School Cafeteria, Room 173 -  7pm
Speaker Kevin Inglin had a chance to do some behind the scenes beekeeping in Italy. He'll presenting on his adventure and what he learned, showing lots of photos and videos along the way.  Black Jar honey tasting contest.

October 15th, 2016 - Mentoring Hives Hands On

Mentoring Hives - Round Hill Park - 1pm
Hands on Session at the NWNJBA Mentoring Hives.  The program will include:  Fall Management and Winterization adlong with Q&A.  Deer Path Park, 119 West Woodschurch Rd. Flemington, NJ - Click here for directions

Sept. 17th, 2016 - NWNJBA Summer Meeting - Leary Residence
The program will include:  Fall Management with live hive work. 

Oct. 8th, 2016 - South County Park, 1207 Route 179, Lambertville NJ 

Washington Council ScoutFest16 Scout Jamboree.  Public Outreach and Beekeeping Education program.

September 24th - Warren County 4-H Renaissance Faire

NWNJBA will have a booth and will be doing public outreach at the Warren County Renaissance Fair

August 31st, 2016 3:00 PM - Synder Research Farm Pittstown NJ - Great Tomato Tasting Event

NWNJBA will have a booth and will be doing public outreach at the Rutgers Great Tomato Tasking Event. Join us if you can. 

August 24th - August 28th, 2016 - Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179, Lambertville NJ

2016 Hunterdon County 4H & Agricultural Fair - NWNJBA beekeeping demonstrations. Click here for the Hunterdon County Fair Web Site.


June 18th - Kirkpatrick Church, 37 John Ringo Road (aka Route 579) Ringoes

Hands On with Top Bar, Warre Hive, 8-Frame, All Medium, Polystyre Hives + Varroa Mites and summer Splits.

July 30th - August 6th, 2016 - 165 County Route 519, South Belvidere NJ 

2016 Warren County Farmers' Fair - NWNJBA beekeeping demonstrations.

May 20th - Hunterdon Central High School - Bee Friendly Plants/Queen Rearing

The meeting feature will be Bee Friendly Plants and methods of Queen Rearing. In addition we'll we'll also take any questions that you might have and set you up for summer management.


March 19th, 2015  - Hunterdon Central H.S. 

Spring preparations, Brunch and a Movie.  We'll be showing a beekeeping movie and enjoying honey based foods.  Bring your favorite drink, entree, desert or snack.

April, 23rd 2016 - Fellowship Deaconry - 3575 Valley Road, Liberty Corner NJ 079388

NWNJBA Will be hosting the State 'Spring" meeting with special guests Judy Chen and David Gilley.  We'll also have several hands on and demonstration stations.


April, 16th 2016 - Deer Path Park / Club Mentoring Hives 

Hands on Session at the NWNJBA Mentoring Hives.  The program will include:  Package Install, Basic Inspection, and Spring/Swarm Management Techniques Deer Path Park, 119 West Woodschurch Rd. Flemington, NJ

February Meeting - February 27th, 2016 - Hunterdon County Library Complex - Administration Room. 

Double Queen Systems, what are they and why you might want to try one. Live demonstration of making lip balm with beeswax (everyone goes home with one) and Honey Tasting.  

December 5th, 2015 1:00 PM -  Echo Hill Lodge - NWNJBA Holiday Meeting

Come and join the close of the 2015 Beekeeping season.  The event will be a Potluck Supper and the election of the 2016 officers.