Useful beekeeping links to local, state, and other resources.
The state level beekeeping association. The NJBA is the parent organization of the 10 local branches.
Central Jersey Beekeepers Association
The CJBA branch serves Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, and Burlington counties.
The Essex County Beekeepers Association serves Essex and surrounding areas.
Northeast New Jersey Beekeepers Association
Serving primarily Bergen and Passaic counties but members hail from other areas of NJ and NY.
New Jersey Pollen and Nectar Source with bloom dates
New Jersey Pollen and Nectar Source with bloom dates. Common names and bloom periods
BIP promotes a science-based, data-driven approach to improve the health and long-term sustainability of honey bees.
National Honey Board
An industry-funded agriculture promotion group that educates consumers about the benefits and uses of honey and honey products.
Rusty Berlew’s blog, covering all aspects of beekeeping. Insights, questions answered, and a large body of content for beekeeping and pollinators.
Bee Culture Magazine
One of the two major beekeeping magazines in the U.S. Articles cover both basic and advanced beekeeping aspects, plus history and research.
Two Million Blossoms Magazine
A quarterly magazine with a focus on pollinator and beekeeping topics.
U.S. Dept of Agriculture
USDA link to the closest honey bee research lab in Beltsville Maryland.
The NJ Department of Agriculture's Bee Inspection Website. Bee regulations, laws, hive registration, and more.
Cottage Food Regulation Exemption
Bill A3992 Sca (1R) Session 2022–2023 (Exempts raw, unprocessed honey from DOH cottage food regulations)
NJ Department of Agriculture GMPs for Harvesting Honey
Recommended Good Management Practices (GMPs) for Harvesting Honey
NJ Food Safety Requirements
Minimum Food Safety Requirements for Product Sales Farm Markets and Community Farmers’ Markets