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About the NWNJBA 

Who we are, who our officers are, and how to contact us.


The NORTHWEST branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association is a regional organization of 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. 


President: Jim McCaulley, plantdork'at',

1st Vice President: Jim Schmalz, jbschmalz'at',

2nd Vice President: J. David Waldman, roaster'at'

3rd Vice President: Paul Szmaida, pszmaida'at'

Secretary: Eda Schmalz, jbschmalz'at'

Treasurer: Barbara Hill, muscavaya'at' 

Webmaster: Kevin Inglin, nwnjba'at'

When sending e-mail replace the 'at' part of the e-mail address with the @ sign. IE.


The purpose of our branch, as well as the state-wide organization, is to:

(1) Foster and promote the art of apiculture in New Jersey

(2) To educate residents of the Garden State about the state insect, the honey bee, and its vital role in agriculture

(3) To produce bees and honey and related products.

(4) To simply share and enjoy our fabulous and fun-filled pursuit of raising and caring for honey bees.

Our members, beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike, work, cooperate and support each other in promoting beekeeping and related activities. To that end, our members are engaged in mentoring new beekeepers, holding periodic social and business meetings where members can share experiences and ideas, provide educational opportunities for schools and the public at large, and participate in county level agricultural activities such as fairs - e.g. the annual Hunterdon County 4H & Agricultural Fair and the Warren County Farmer's Fair.