2014 State and Branch Calendars

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State Calendar

May 31 2014: Saturday,  8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon, annual NJBA Spring Meeting, hosted by both the Jersey Cape and South Jersey branches. Held at the Arboretum at Stockton State College, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway 08205, there will be live, hands-on demonstrations including how to do an effective hive inspection, evaluating mite loads and treatment, how to use a queen castle, splitting a hive, how to move bee hives, pros and cons of various feeders and much, much more! A copper smoker will be awarded to the member who manages to keep their smoker going the longest. Beekeeping suppliers have been invited. Lunch will be pulled pork, BBQ chicken, southwest salad, grilled vegetables, cole slaw, potato salad and pineapple upside down cake. Click here for more details. The meeting is $25 for adults and $15 for children under 15 years of age. Register online at http://www.njbeekeepers.org/store/. If you prefer to mail your check in, RSVP to Doris Morgan, doriskmorgan@comcast.net, and send your check to her at 838 Tuska Avenue, Millville, NJ 08332-7401.

August 16, 2014: Annual picnic and auction at the home of Bob Hughes in Yardville, NJ (Mercer County). Find used equipment bargains, sell equipment you no longer need, talk about bees all day, good food, good company and swimming! Coffee and donuts from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by the auction. Lunch will also be provided Swimming pool, so bring suits and towels. Also, bring chairs so you don't get tired of standing during the auction. We need volunteers to help Bob set up, direct car parking and serve the food. Contact Janet Katz, president@njbeekeepers.org, if you’d like to volunteer. Register here to attend. To sell your items at the auction, you need to complete a seller registration, click here, in addition to registering to attend.

October 18, 2014: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Annual Fall Meeting sponsored by the Central Jersey branch, Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd., Bordentown. Dr. Keith S. Delaplane, University of Georgia Professor, Walter B. Hill Fellow & Honey Bee Program Director will be the featured speaker. Dr. Delaplane has conducted extensive honey bee research and is well known for his books and videos “First Lessons in Beekeeping” and “Honey Bees and Beekeeping: A Year in the Life of an Apiary”. Online registration will be available in September. Details will be posted when available.


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.

March 22, 2014: 11:00 a.m. Monthly meeting.

April 26, 2014: 11:00 a.m. Monthly meeting.

May 24, 2014: 11:00 a.m. Monthly meeting.

June 21, 2014: 11:00 a.m. Monthly meeting.

July 24, 2014: 7:00 p.m. Monthly meeting.

July 26-August 2, 2014: Warren County Farmers’ Fair

August 18-24, 2014: Hunterdon 4-H & Agricultural Fair. Setup is on the 18th and 19th (if second day of setup is needed). Fair runs from the 20th to the 24th.

September 20, 2014: 11:00 a.m. Monthly meeting.

October 23, 2014: 7:00 p.m. Monthly meeting.

November 20, 2014: 7:00 p.m. Monthly meeting.

December 6, 2014: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Holiday party.

Sussex County Calendar

For Sussex County Beekeepers Association website, click here.

March 8, 2014: 11:00 a.m. Sussex Fairgrounds Administration Building.Brief general meeting followed by guest speaker Dr. David C. Gilley. Bring a “pot luck” dish to share for lunch. If there is interest following lunch, we will have a round table discussion of this season’s beekeeping activities and preparing for the next season.

April 15, 2014: Bee package installation, LeeAnn's Bee Yard. Check brodheckerfarms.com/SCBA for directions.

May 17, 2014: Spring management, LeeAnn's Bee Yard. Check brodheckerfarms.com/SCBA for time and directions.

June 7, 2014: (Rain date June 8, 2014) Queen rearing seminar. Location to be determined.

July 19, 2014: Fair setup and fall management, pot luck lunch at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Richards Bldg, Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ. Time to be decided.

July 31, 2014:  Final fair setup, 6 p.m., Richard's Building, Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd., Augusta.

August 1-10, 2014: Sussex County Fair, Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ. Honey show, observation hive, bee cage with demonstrations, honey items. Honey show on August 1. Entries need to be in by 9:30 am.

September 20, 2014: General meeting, 11am, Sussex County Fairgrounds, Admin Bldg, Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ.

October 11, 2014: Harvest and Honey Festival, Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ.

November 15, 2014: Holiday dinner, Lafayette House, Lafayette, NJ. Cocktails 6 pm, dinner 7 pm.

 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, click here.

February 28, 2014: 6:30 to 7:20 p.m. light refreshments. 7:30 p.m. Tim Schuler guest speaker. Monmouth County Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Rd., Freehold.

March 9, 2014: 1:00 p.m. East Hive #1 workshop. Armstrong Tire Service, 625 Neptune Blvd., Neptune. You will be building your own observation hive. Space limited to 12 attendees. Register with Peter Cheney.

March 16, 2014: 1:00 p.m. West Hive #2 workshop. Spring check. Email George Sereduk for address.

May 4, 2014: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hive #2 workshop, 155 Edgebrook Rd., Hamilton. Registration is required. Email George Sereduk to register. The progress of the split and swarms will be checked. See blog for details.

May 18, 2014: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hive #1 workshop, Armstrong Tree Service, 625 Neptune Blvd., Neptune City. Registration is required. Email or call Peter Cheney or 732 245-4575. Hive inspection, sugar roll to gauge mite level and drone comb will be on the agenda. See blog for details.

Mid State Calendar  

March 22, 2014: 9 a.m. “How to Install a Package, Swapping out Comb & How to Collect Swarms” presented by Lou Naylor and John Kennedy. Evergreen Retirement Center, 309 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown.

April 26, 2014: 9 a.m. “Splits and Requeening” presented by Jeff Burd, at his beeyard, Lawrenceville Prep School Solar Field.

June 14, 2014: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Mite Detection & Treatment, distribution of Apiguard®, home of John and Chris Hibbs, 4 Ridge Court, Medford.

July 15 – 20, 2014: Burlington County Farm Fair, County Fair Grounds, Route 206, Columbus. Volunteers are needed to man the booth, sell honey and talk to the public about bees and beekeeping. No experience is necessary!

September 13, 2014: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., “Fall Feeding and Preventing Robbing”, home of Germaine Camishion. Details posted when available.

November, 2014: Rutgers EcoCenter, Bordentown. Day, time and details posted when available.

December, 2014: First annual winter get-together. Day, time and details posted when available.

January 24, 2015: 6:00 p.m. Mid State members are invited to join Jersey Cape and South Jersey branches at their winter banquet at Martin’s Custom Catering, 311 S. Harding Hwy., Landisville. Details posted when available.

South Jersey Calendar  

May 3, 2014: 9:00 a.m., “Splits, Orange Blossom Honey Extraction (tentative), Stewart’s Apiaries, 187 9th Ave., Estell Manor 08319 (located behind the chicken coops)

May 31, 2014: NJBA Spring Meeting, jointly sponsored by SJBA and JCBA, Richard Stockton Colelge, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway.

June 14, 2014: 9:00 a.m., “Planting for Bees”, home of Stefanie & Chris Omlor.

July 12, 2014 (tentative): 9:00 a.m., home of Tim Schuler, “Winter Prep” and Apiguard Pickup.

August 16, 2014 (tentative): 8:30 a.m., NJBA Picnic & Auction, home of Bob Hughes.

September 13, 2014: 9:00 a.m., “Effective Hive Inspections”, home of Ned & Doris Morgan, 838 Tuska Rd., Millville.

October 14, 2014: 7:00 p.m., Honey Tasting (tentative), Gloucester County Offices of Government Services, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton.

November 10, 2014: 7:00 p.m., Open Question Night, Gloucester County Offices of Government Services.

December 9, 2014: 7:00 p.m., Officer Elections, Gloucester County Offices of Government Services.

January 24, 2015:  6 p.m. Annual Winter Meeting, Martin’s Custom Catering, 311 S. Harding Hwy., Landisville.

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.

 Morris and Somerset County Beekeepers Association Calendar  

February 28, 2014:

March 28, 2014:

April 9, 2014: Package bee pickup

April 26, 2014: 1:30 pm

June 27 or June 28, 2014:

June 28 or June 29, 2014: Queen delivery

July 12, 2014:

July 17 to 20, 2014: Morris County 4-H Fair

August 23: 11:00 am at Haley's Bee Yard, Hillview Farms, 223 Meyersville Road, Gillette.  Tim Schuler will be joining us for hive inspections and mite treatments.  Lunch will be served.

September 26 or 27, 2014:

October 24, 2014:

November 21, 2014:

December 13, 2014: Holiday party

Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association Calendar  

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


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