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NWNJBA Activity Calendar

Listing of NWNJBA Meetings and Events

2024 Monthly Meeting Schedule

Scheduled and Past Meetings for 2024. Meetings are generally on the fourth Thursday of the month or on Saturdays.

Speakers, topics, agendas, and dates are subject to change. We will do our best to keep members notified of any changes.

Saturday, June 22

NWNJBA June Membership Meeting
Topic: Langstroth Alternatives

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Address: 201 Musconetcong River Road, Washington, NJ 

Speaker:

Tameeka Chang, James Zdepski, Rick Knecht, others as available

Agenda:

  • What other kinds of hives are there?

  • Pros and cons

  • Are they better for bees?

  • Are they workable for beekeepers?

RSVP here

July and August

Warren County Farmers’ Fair
Hunterdon County 4H & Agricultural Fair

Dates: Warren: July 27–August 3

Hunterdon: August 21–25

Addresses:

Warren County Fair page

Hunterdon County Fair page

If you have used the club’s resources (Managed Mentoring, honey extractor),  you are requested to take at least one shift at one fair in exchange. Please see our fair pages for signups.

Saturday, September 21

NWNJBA September Membership Meeting
Topic: How to Make Other Stuff from Your Hive 

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Address: Dave Leary’s house, Stewartsville, NJ

Instructors:

Tameeka Chang, the Knechts, others as available

Agenda:​ How to make products based on wax and/or honey you can sell or give away

  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Candles
  • Lip Balms
  • Food Coverings

Saturday, October 19

NWNJBA October Membership Meeting
Topic: TBA

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Address: Hunterdon County Rt 12 Complex, Building 1 

314 State Route 12, Flemington NJ

Speaker:

TBA

Agenda:

  • TBA

Saturday, December 7

NWNJBA December Holiday Party
Topic: Food, Celebration, Raffle

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Address: Hunterdon County Rt 12 Complex, Building 1 

314 State Route 12, Flemington NJ

Agenda:

  • Board elections

  • Holiday raffle

  • Spirit Award

  • Eat

  • Drink

  • Be Merry

PAST: January 25

NWNJBA January Membership Meeting
Topic:
Catching Up with the Honey Queens and Princesses

 

Speakers:

Nicole Medina, 2018 NJ State Queen and 2019 American Princess 

 

Agenda:

  • What have you been up to?

  • What did you learn from your travels?

  • Are you still keeping bees?

  • Where are you working?

PAST: February 22

NWNJBA February Membership Meeting
Topic: Repair Your ’Ware:

Build and Fix Your Boxes and Frames

Instructor: James Zdepski

Agenda:

  • Assemble hive boxes

  • Learn how to use a frame jig to build frames quickly

  • Repair broken hive furniture

PAST: March 28

NWNJBA March Membership Meeting
Topic: Swarm Traps

Speakers: Rick and Idria Knecht

Agenda:

  • What’s a swarm trap?

  • Different types

  • How to build them

  • Where, when, and how to put them

  • What to bait them with

PAST: April 13

NWNJBA April Hands-On Field Session
Hive Inspection

Instructors: Kevin Inglin, Rick Knecht, Jean Miller, Laura Joiner, Doug Atkinson

 

Especially recommended for new beekeepers. Come to our mentoring yard and go through a hive inspection with experienced beekeepers

PAST: April 25

NWNJBA April Membership Meeting
Topic: Minding Your Own Beeswax:
The Business of Bees,
LLC

 

Speaker:

Taryn Lozinguez

 

Agenda:

  • When to start a business

  • Kinds of businesses

  • Tax advantages

PAST, May 18

NWNJBA May Hands-On Field Session
Topic: Spring Management

Instructors:

James Zdepski, Jean Miller, Laura Joiner, others as available

 

Agenda:

  • Inspecting your bees

  • Signs of health and distress

  • Planning for the summer

PAST, May 23

NWNJBA May Membership Meeting
Topic: UBO Hygiene Test Kits

How to test your bees for Varroa-hygienic behavior

Speaker: James Zdepski

Agenda:

  • What is Varroa-hygienic behavior?

  • The Optera UBeeO kit

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