2019 State and Branch Calendars

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State Northeast Northwest Sussex Essex Central
Mid-State South Morris Jersey Cape Raritan

State Calendar

February 7-8, 2019: Entry forms, Judging criteria and other information can be found here.  Click here for the 2018 Honey Show Winners!

February 16, 2019
: Winter State Meeting at East Windsor Holiday Inn

Saturday May 18, 2019 - Spring State Meeting at Doane Academy in Burlington, hosted by Mid-State, South Jersey and Jersey Cape Keynote speaker: Gary Reuter, University of Minnesota Bee Lab

Saturday June 29, 2019 - Summer Picnic/Auction at Bob Hughes' in Groveville (Mercer County)

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - Hosted by Northeast Branch at Ramapo College. Keynote speaker: Dr. Christina Grozinger, Penn State University

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - Winter State Meeting, Site: TBD, Keynote speaker: Dr. Keith Delaplane, University of Georga

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - Site: TBD. Keynote speaker: Dr. Tom Seeley, Cornell University.

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - Site: TBD. Keynote speaker: Dr. Clarence Collison, Mississippi State University.

Northeast Beekeepers Association of NJ Calendar  

Scheduled activities can be found on the branch website.

Meetings are held the third Friday of every month, beginning at 7:30 P.M. at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, in the Anisfield School of Business, Room 135S. Please visit their website for further details.

Northwest NJ Calendar

Scheduled activities can be found on the Northwest Jersey Beekeepers Association website, click here. PLEASE NOTE: The schedule is subject to change. Consult the branch website for any last minute changes!

Sussex County Calendar

For information on meetings, go to Sussex County Beekeepers Association website, click here.

 Essex County Calendar  

For Essex County Beekeepers Society website, click here.

Unless otherwise noted, the Essex County Beekeepers Association meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Garibaldi Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland. Specific topics and speakers, when known, are noted below. Please visit their website for further details.

January 8, 2019: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Grant Sties:  “A Glimpse into a Migratory Beekeeping Operation”


March 12, 2019: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. John Gaut: “Raising Queens for the Hobbyist.”

April 9, 2019: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Landi Simone: “Swarm Control using the Demaree and Snelgrove Methods”

 Central Jersey Beekeepers Association Calendar  

Meetings are held at Monmouth County Agricultural Building,  4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold, entrance at back of building. There are usually light refreshments from 6:30 to 7:30 pm: meeting starts at 7:30. For meeting agendas and minutes, Central Jersey Beekeepers Association website and calendar, click here.

March 8, 2019 - Membership Meeting

May 19, 2019 - CJBA Family Bee Day Picnic

June 21, 2019 - Membership Meeting

July 24-28, 2019 - Monmouth County Fair

September 20, 2019 - Membership Meeting

Thompson Park Day - TBD

November 22, 2019 - Elections and Membership Meeting

Mid-State Calendar  

2019 Schedule of Branch Meetings:
February 16 Saturday @ 8:30am -3:30pm Annual NJBA Winter Meeting Natl Conference Center, East Windsor, Holiday Inn, 399 Monmouth St, First Floor, East Windsor, NJ 08520

April 4 Thursday @ 7 pm – Swarm Prevention – Kevin Inglin Rutgers Eco Complex

May 11 Saturday @ 9 am Mid-Season Nucs – Dave Frank

May 28 Saturday @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm – NJBA Spring Meeting Sponsored by Mid State, South Jersey and Cape May Branches of NJBA Doane Academy

June 22 Saturday @ 9am – Mite Testing and Treatment – Meghan McConnell, Delaware State Apiarist

July 16 – July 20 – Burlington County Farm Fair – Volunteers needed!

July 15 – July 19 – Eastern Apiculture Society Meeting, Greenville, So Carolina

August – Fall and Winter Prep

October – To Be Determined

November 14 Thursday @ 7pm – Gifts from the Hive

December 6 Friday Night @ 6:30pm – Annual Winter Banquet - O’Connor’s Restaurant, 1383 Monmouth Rd Easthampton NJ Cost $25 per person. Reservations required.

2019 Basic Beekeeping Classes 
To be held at St Matthews Lutheran Church
Fellowship Hall, 318 Chester Ave, Moorestown NJ 08057
•    February 21 Thursday @ 7 pm – The Biology of the Honey Bee – Lou Naylor
•    February 28 Thursday @ 7 pm – Hive Fundamentals – Maria & Bob Esche
•    March 14 Thursday, @ 7 pm – Nucs and Packages – Jim Bobb
•    March 21 Thursday, @ 7 pm – Pests and Diseases – Board member panel
•    March 28 Thursday @ 7 pm – Spring/Summer Inspections – Joel Sternin
•    June 6 Thursday @ 7 pm – Honey Extraction – George Sereduk

*Basic Beekeeping classes are designed for beginning to intermediate beekeepers. Please register with Ann Auerbach  at annauer@verizon.net or 856-424-0327.

South Jersey Calendar  

January 19, 2019: Saturday, 6:00 p.m., SJBA/JCBA Annual Banquet, Martin’s Custom Catering, 311 S. Harding Hwy. (Route 40), Landisville 08326.

Jersey Cape Calendar  


Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month (except for July) at 7 P.M. at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Court House/Dennisville Road, (Route 657), Cape May Court House. Click here for directions.

 Morris and Somerset County Beekeepers Association Calendar  

Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month members will be notified via email of meeting date and time changes.
Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association Calendar  

Unless otherwise noted, RVBA meets on the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Raritan Valley Community College (College Center wing, lower level, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg 08876. Refreshments, socialization and beekeeping Q&A are part of every meeting.

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