2012 State and Branch Calendars

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February 23, 2013 at the

Nottingham Fire Company
200 Mercer St.
Hamilton, NJ 08690

Entrance fee is based on when you pay, NOT when you register. Pay by Feb. 18, 2013: $27.00 per person,13 yrs. & older; $15.00 per person 12 yrs. & younger. Pay AFTER Feb 18 or you are a non-NJBA member: $35 per person for all attendees.

To register:

  • go to www.guidiusa.com/njbawinter2013/register.php and follow directions, or

  • send your name, email addreess, phone number, US mail address plus your 2013 membership status along with a check to the registrar: Pier Guidi, 25 D'Altrui Driver, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-2310. The registrar can be reached at 908.432.9405 (speak slowly, spell your name, and repeat your phone number twice).
    Northeast Beekeepers Association of NJ Calendar  

    Scheduled activities can be found on the branch website.

    The Northeast Beekeepers Association of New Jersey has a new home for 2012. They will meet on the third Friday of the month, in Room 135S (the Amphitheater) in the Anisfield School of Business, Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah. For directions, click here. For more information, please contact Frank Mortimer at frankmort@gmail.com or 201 417-7309.

    January 20, 2012: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

    February 17, 2012: Friday, 7:30 p.m., Ramapo College of NJ, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah. Tim Stewart of Stewart's Apiaries will be our speaker. He will discuss his experiences in running his own business complete with over 100 hives, queen rearing, and nucleus hive sales at the age of 17. His hives are on the move throughout New Jersey pollinating blueberries, holly, pumpkins and squash. He has been beekeeping since the age of 11.

    March 16, 2012: Friday, 7:30 p.m., Ramapo College of NJ, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah. We will be screening The Vanishing of the Bees. An award winning documentary film about CCD, it follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the US.

    Northwest NJ Calendar

    Scheduled activities can be found on the Northwest Jersey Beekeepers Association website, click here.

    February 9, 2012: 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Meeting at the Old York Cellars Winery. The meeting will center on a video featuring a master beekeeper instructing how to perform a split and the biological reasons why the split process works. Refreshments will be served. Click here, for address and directions.

    new April 21, 2012: 10:00 a.m. at Echo Hill Park, NWNJBA Bee Yard at Deer Path Parkm 119 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington 08822). This will be will host a spring meeting featuring a review of springtime activities and installation of a new package of bees at the club hives.

    July 28 to August 4, 2012: Warren County Farmers' Fair, Harmony Township.

    August, 2012: County Fairgrounds, South County Park, Route 179, Ringoes.

    Sussex County Calendar

    For Sussex County Beekeepers Association website, click here.


    January , 2012: General membership meeting in the Administration Building of the Sussex County Fairgrounds Administration Building, Augusta. Topic will be making mead.

    February 18, 2012: Saturday, general Membership Meeting, Sussex County Fairgrounds Administration Building, Plains Road, Augusta. Topic to be preparing for fair honey competitions by Angelo and Anna Trapani.

    March 10, 17, 2012: Saturdays, "Introduction to Beekeeping" short course at the Sussex County Fairground Administration Building. Rain date March 24, 2012. Details on registering, cost and what the course includes will be posted on the Sussex website when available.

    May 19, 2012 : Field day, hands-on spring management, location to be determined.

    June 2, 3, 2012: Field day, local queen breeding. Rain dates, June 9, 10, 2012.

    July 7, 29, 2012: Field days. Fair prep and honey harvest demonstration.

    July 22, 2012: New Jersey State Fair - Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Booth Setup 1 meeting at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in the Richard's Building. Time to be determined.


    August 2, 2012: New Jersey State Fair - Sussex County Farm & Horse Show complete Booth Setup.

    August 3 through August 12, 2012: Sussex County Fair. (Sussex County Farm and Horse Show) Annual Honey Show judging on August 3, 2012. Bee information booth with bee products, observation hive and bee cage. Honey show entries due at Sussex Fairgrounds by 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2012. For entry form, classes and details will be posted when available.

    September 16, 2012: Joint Meeting (SENY & SCBA) at the Brodheckers, Noon, bring a chair and a dish to share, directions at brodheckerfarms.com

    October 16, 2012: Honey Festival at the Fairgrounds.

     Essex County Calendar  

    For Essex County Beekeepers Society website, click here.

    Essex County Beekeepers Society (ECBS) meets at Essex County Environmental Center (ECEC) at 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland, NJ 07068.

    February 18 & March 3 , 2012: Saturdays, Garibaldi Hall, Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068. Snow date March 17, 2012. Tentative Field Day in April, 2012 TBA. Basic Beekeeping short course. This course will take you through a full year of beekeeping, and teach you everything you need to get started, from equipment, through management, biology, pest control, and harvest. Focus is on IPM (Integrated Pest Management). Please go to the Education page for complete details.
     Central Jersey Beekeepers Association Calendar  

    For Central Jersey Beekeepers Association website, click here.

    March 2: Friday, 7:00 p.m. Membership meeting at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County, 4000 Kozloski Rd., Freehold. State Apiarist Tim Schuler will speak on "Keeping Your Bees Alive". Refreshments will be served.

    South Jersey Calendar  

    Please note that South Jersey will also hold "Flash Meetings" periodically through the season at members' homes as opportunities arise. They will cover specific tasks and will be announcied to SJBA branch members with short notice via email. Attendance will be limited and require RSVP. Further details will be made available to branch members as they are available.

    July 14, 2012     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM          Topic: “Honey Harvesting”
    Location: Home of Tom O’Keefe, 122 State Street, Glassboro, NJ 08028.
    Tom will be demonstrating proper selection of frames for harvesting, decapping techniques and using an extractor.

    August 4, 2012     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM          Topic: “Getting Your Bees Ready for Winter”
    Location: Home of Eloise (Lou) Naylor, 209 Hickory Lane, Moorestown, NJ 08057.
    We will be discussing how to “take care of the bees that take care of the bees that go into winter” along with some feeding guidance and winter hive set-up.

    August 11, 2012     8:30 AM – 3:30 PM          Topic: NJBA Annual Picnic & Auction
    Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
    Find used equipment bargains, sell equipment you no longer need, have some good food, and enjoy great company with your fellow NJBA beekeepers as you talk about bees all day.

    September 8, 2012     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM          Topic:  “Feeding”
    Location: 4-H Nature Preserve, 3944 So. Black Horse Pike (Rte 322), Williamstown, NJ 08094.
    We will show various feeding methods, including winter emergency feeding. We will have multiple feeder styles available to look over and will discuss the pros & cons of each.

    October 2, 2012     7:00 PM – 9:00 PM     Topic: “Bee in Shape”
    Location: Gloucester County 4-H Center, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Building A, Clayton, NJ 08312.
    Sheryl Markley will show us simple strategies to keep your body strong and prepare for safe spring hive handling. She will give some specific exercises to keep the core muscles and arms and legs strong, and demonstrate proper body mechanics for working with hives.

    October 13, 2012     8:30 AM – 4:00 PM     Topic: NJBA Fall Meeting
    Location: TBD
    Guest Speaker: Dennis vanEngelsdorp,

    November 13, 2012     7:00 PM – 9:00 PM     Topic: “Gifts from the Hive: Candles”
    Location: Gloucester County 4-H Center, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Building A, Clayton, NJ 08312.
    Tom Sheppard will demonstrate getting your wax prepared and clean for making candles. He will also show various candle mold styles.

    December 4, 2012     7:00 PM – 9:00 PM     Topic: “Business of Beekeeping”
    Location: Gloucester County 4-H Center, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Building A, Clayton, NJ 08312.
    Stephen Kozachyn, SJBA 1st Vice President, will discuss setting up a business including a discussion on insurance.

    January 19, 2013     6:00 PM – 10:00 PM     Topic: “Member’s Winter Banquet”
    Location: Martin’s Custom Catering, 311 Route 40, Landisville, NJ
    This will be a joint banquet for all members of the South Jersey Beekeeping and Jersey Cape Beekeeping branches. Come out for a great evening of good food and great fellowship with your fellow southern New Jersey beekeepers.

    Jersey Cape Calendar  

    Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month (except for July and December) at 7:00 PM at the Cape May County Extension Office, 355 Court House/So. Dennis Road (Route 657), Cape May Court House, NJ. Click here, for directions.

    January 19, 2012: 7:00 PM. General membership meeting.

    July, 2012: Cape May County 4H Fair.

    October, 2012: Cape May Court House Harvest Fest.

     Morris and Somerset County Beekeepers Association Calendar  

    January 20, 2012: 7:00 p.m. Membership meeting at the Kemmerer Library, 19 Blue Mill Road, Harding Township. (For GPS users the town could be listed as either New Vernon or Harding Township.) The topic will be "Winter Bee Feeding" presented by Charles Isley, president of the Northwest branch. For directions, click here.

    February 17, 2012: 7:00 p.m. General membership meeting, Chester Library. A hive will be assembled, and where to locate your hive on your property will be discussed.

    March, 2012: Chester Library. The topic will be spring feeding and, for our ambitious beekeepers, how to prepare your bees for Ross Rounds.

    April, 2012: Short beekeeping course and a demonstration on hiving packaged bees for those members who have purchased pacakged bees through the branch.

    July, 2012: Morris County 4H Fair, Chubb Park, Chester.

    Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association Calendar  

    Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association (RVBA) meets third Thursday of every month at 7 pm at the 4H Building, 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, NJ

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