2015 State and Branch Calendars

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Mid State South Morris Jersey Cape Raritan

State Calendar

February 14, 2015: Annual Winter Meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Nottingham Ballroom, Nottingham Volunteer Fire Company, 200 Mercer Street, Hamilton. Maine State Apiarist Tony Jadczak will speak on “Important Issues Facing the Beekeeping Industry”, Northwest’s Kevin Inglin will give a presentation on how to access all the beekeeping videos he has posted to YouTube, the Annual Honey Show first place winning entries will be auctioned off and Kirsten Shoshanna Traynor, PhD, of the Bee Informed Partnership, will speak on “Trends in Management”. Vendors will include Brushy Mountain and Mann Lake.  Click here for agenda, costs and registration information.

June 6, 2015: Saturday, Annual Spring Meeting, hosted by the Northwest branch. Reserve the date.  Dr. David Tarpy will be the featured speaker.  Details to follow.

State Executive Board Meetings:
  • March 13, 2015: 7:00 p.m. Rutgers, EcoComplex, Bordentown, Executive Board Meeting.
  • May 8, 2015: 7:00 p.m., online, meeting invitation with connection information will be emailed.
  • July 10, 2015: 7:00 p.m., online, meeting invitation with connection information will be emailed.
  • September 11, 2015: 7:00 p.m., online, meeting invitation with connection information will be emailed.
  • November 13, 2015: 7:00 p.m., online, meeting invitation with connection information will be emailed.

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.

January 16, 2015: Winter care and getting ready for spring.

February 20, 2015: Late winter/spring management. Nuc information. Grant Stiles speaker.

March 20, 2015
: Raising Buckfast bees, and the effects of Neonicotinoids on bees. Bill Ferguson speaker.

April 17, 2015
: Installing and caring for your new nuc’s. 

May 15, 2015
: Book signing for “The Bee, A Natural History” and speak on BestBees.com. Noah Wilson-Rich speaker.

June 19, 2015
: Mite treatments. Speaker Tim Schuler, state apiarist.

July 17, 2015
: Honey extraction. 

August 21, 2015
: Feeding and dealing with the dearth. Mite treatements.

September 18, 2015
: Honey Cup.

October 18, 2015
: To be announced.

November 20, 2015
: To be announced.

December 18, 2015
: Holiday party.

Northwest NJ Calendar

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

Sussex County Calendar

For Sussex County Beekeepers Association website, click here.

January 14, 2015: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Annual meeting, vote on proposed by-laws changes and officer elections.

January 24 and 31, 2015: The Sussex County branch will offer a two-day “Beginning Beekeeping Course” at the Sussex County Fairground Administration Building in January 24 and 31st. In the event of inclement weather on either of those dates, February 7 will be reserved. If you are interested in this course, email scba.school@gmail.comClick here to download Bee School Registration Form.

February 22, 2015: 2pm - Meeting & Program TBA

March 18, 2015: Wednesday, 7:30pm - Meeting & Program TBA

April 2015: Package installation demonstration - date, time & location TBA

May 2015: TBA

June 2015: TBA

July 2015: Fair Prep - TBA

July 31 through August 9, 2015: Sussex County Farm & Horse Show/ New Jersey State Fair

August 1, 2015: Noon, Annual Honey Show. Twenty classes from extracted honey to mead, candles to lip balm, photography to creamed honey. Try your luck! Entries are due at the New Jersey State Fair / Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in Augusta by 11 a.m., Saturday, August 1st. Click here for Rules, Judge’s Sheets and an Entry Form.

 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.


 Central Jersey Beekeepers Association Calendar  

For Central Jersey Beekeepers Association website and calendar, click here.

Mid State Calendar  

January 15, 2015: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Rugters EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd., Bordentown. Guest Speaker:  Dr. Vince Aloyo.  Topic:  Pheromones.  Also Branch elections that night.

South Jersey Calendar  

January 24, 2015:  6 p.m. Winter banquet with Jersey Cape branch at Martin’s Custom Catering, 311 S. Harding Hwy., Landisville. Guest speaker will be Meghan McConnell from the Bee Informed Partnership. Bee products will be raffled. Reservations due to Doris Morgan by January 17, 2015.

Jersey Cape Calendar  


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

February 6, 2015Bee-ginners Beekeeping Course - Offered by the Jersey Cape Beekeepers Association and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County in Cape May Court House, NJ, it will be held on six Friday evenings in two-hour sessions from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. starting on February 6, 2015. The final session is held on a Saturday in April when the bees arrive. Applications will be posted when available. Contact Bill Eisele for more information.

 Morris and Somerset County Beekeepers Association Calendar  

Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association Calendar  

Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association (RVBA) meets the third Thursday of every month 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.For June, August, September, October, November and December, the meetings will be held at the Calvary Bible Church, 144 Readington Road, Whitehouse Station, Conference Room, Lower Level. The July location is still undecided.


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