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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. 

2018 Monthly Meeting Schedule

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings for 2018
  • Friday, January 26th, 2018
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location Hunterdon County Complex - Building A

    January Meeting - Hands On Honey Prep

    The location is being worked out.

    Agenda
    - In preparation for the state honey show we will be coaching a live honey show preparation session.  Bring 4 jars of honey and we will all work to prep honey for the State Honey Show coming up in February.
    - Black Label Honey Contest
    - NJDA Regulations Topic - Update on latest
    - Membership Renewal
    - 2018 Calendars for sale
    - Q&A And we'll answer questions and enjoy some hospitality along the way

    Date: Friday, January 26th, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM
    Address: Hunterdon County Complex - Building A
    314 Route 12, Flemington NJ 08822

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location: Hunterdon County Library, Route 12 Flemington, NJ

    February Meeting - Mite Management

    Agenda
    1. Varroa Mite treatment options
    2. NJDoA Regulation Updates
    3. Getting Started Insight
    4. Honey Tasting
    5. Question and Answers / Calendar Review

    Date: Saturday, February 24th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Address: Hunt. Cty. Library - Route 12, Flemington

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

  • Friday March 23rd, 2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location TBD

    March Meeting - Microscopes

    Agenda
    - Lorette Cheswick - Microscopes
    - Honey Tasting
    - Spring Management
    - Question and Answers / Calendar Review

    Date: Friday, March 23rd, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Address: location TBD

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

  • Saturday April (TBD), 2018
    11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

    April Meeting - Hands-On/Package Install+

    Agenda:
    - Beekeeping Hands On - Package Install & Splits
    - Mentoring Hive Inspections
    - Q&A and Calendar Review

    Date: Saturday - Date to be determined
    Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Address: 135 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington NJ 08822 - Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

    For specific directions - visit our Directions Page.

4/2018

Other 2018 Outreach and Events

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

February 7th and 8th, 2018

Full Day Schedule

NJBA State Honey Show
 The state honey show is taking place at the NJ Agricultural Convention.  For a complete set of rules vist the  NJBeekeepers.org website.

February 17th and 18th, 2018

Full Day Schedule

NJBA Winter Meeting - 2 Day Seminar
Holiday Inn Conference Center, East Windsor NJ. 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 22nd to 25th, 2018

Full Day Schedule

NJ Flower & Garden Show
Several Northwesters will be Supporting the NJBA Booth at the annual NJ Garden Show.  The NJBA has a Signup Page for those who want to work the show
throughout earth week.

April 2018

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 23rd, 2018

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

NJ Clean Communities Seminar
 Community outreach table and Q&A session.  1100 children in attendence for the day!
visit the NJ Clean Communities website.

August 13th to 17th, 2018

Full Day Schedule

Eastern Apiculture Society Conference
Annual beekeeping conference which will be hosted in Hampton Virginia this year.  Short Course Beekeeping training and all week seminars..

July / August 2018

Full Day Schedule

Warren and Hunterdon County Fairs
Multi day beekeeping booth and public outreach presentations.  Also both fairs have a honey show and live beekeeping demonstrations.

First Thursday - Every Month

7:00 to 9:00 PM

NWNJB Exec Meeting
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.

Previous Meetings and Events

2017

December 16th, 2017 - Annual Winter Meeting
Echo Hill Lodge, Clinton Township NJ

- Annual holiday meeting and luncheon + Annual elections
- NJDA Proposed Regulations Review

Saturday November 25th, 2017 - Guest Speaker: Chance Weinberg
Clinton County Library, Clinton NJ

- Guest Speaker: Chance Weinberg - For the Love of Bees
- Winter Feeding - Candy Boards and Fondant + Honey Tasting - Alfalfa, Tulip Poplar, and Goldenrod

Saturday October 14th, 2017 - Fall meeting and picnic
Leary Residence, Stewartsville NJ 

- Fall Preparedness/Management Presentation
- Local Hive Inspections

September 16th, 2017 - Fall/Winter Mgmt.
Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

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

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

2017 Hunterdon 4-H Fair
NWNJBA beekeeping booth and demonstrations.

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

2017 Warren County Farmers' Fair
NWNJBA beekeeping booth and demonstrations.

June 17th, 2017 - Casey Residence Apiary
Casey Residence, Washington NJ

- Honey Show tips and advice - Tim Schuler
- Honey Extractor Overview + Honey Tasting - Manuka

May 20th, 2017 - Hands-On/Mite Counting+
Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

- Mite Counting with Various Methods and Mentoring Hive Inspections
- Swarm Collection + Hive Monitoring Update

April 8th, 2017 - Hands-On/Package Install+
Round Mountain - Mentoring Hives

- Package Install & Splits and Mentoring Hive Inspections
- Hive Monitoring Preview (Arnia Hive Monitoring System)

March 11th, 2017 - Warren County Library, Belvidere

- Beekeeping Photography
- Monthly Honey Tasting Series

February 24th, 2017 - Woodenware
North Hunterdon High School

- Hands on Woodenware Assembly
- How to clean and maintain a smoker

January 27th, 2017 - Thermal Cameras+
Hunterdon Central High School Cafeteria

- 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.

2016

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 - ScoutFest16
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
Warren Fairgrounds

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

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

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 Fair
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.

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

2016 Warren County Farmers' Fair - NWNJBA beekeeping demonstrations.


June 18th, 2016 - Alternative Hive Hands On
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.

May 20th, 2016 - Bee Friendly Plants/Queen Rearing
Hunterdon Central High School 

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, 2016 - Spring Preparations
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 - State Meeting
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 - Spring Management
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 27th, 2016 - Double Queen System + Live Lip Balm
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 - NWNJBA Holiday Meeting
Echo Hill Lodge

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