Sussex County Beekeepers Association
Introduction to Beekeeping
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If you have any questions, please email Judy Tonkin, SCBA Corresponding Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on scholarships for youths ages 12 to 22, click here.
The NJBA Annual Winter Meeting and Honey Show Winning Entries Auction promises to be an informative event. Catch up on where the proposed beekeeping rules stand. Listen to presentations from the Bee Informed Partnership, Dean Polk from the Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station in Cream Ridge will present on the research he's doing on resolving problems for honey bees in blueberry and cranberry pollination, the effects of mosquito spraying on honey bees in NJ, the Brothers in Bees veteran beekeepers organization, and find out how our own New Jersey Honey Queen Nicole Medina fared in the national competition at the ABF Conference in Myrtle Beach. You won't want to miss Tim Schuler's final report to our Association as New Jersey's apiarist. He retires on April 1st!
The meeting starts with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., includes lunch and ends with the 50/50 drawing at 3:30.
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Essex Branch Offers Three-Day "Basic Beekeeping" Short Course
“Basic Beekeeping: A Three-Day Short Course” will be held on Saturdays, February 16 & 23, 2019 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Garibaldi Hall, Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068.The classroom snow date is March 2, 2019. The third day of class will be a hands-on Field Day, to be held in April 2019 at various area apiaries.
Basic Beekeeping is presented by the Essex County Beekeepers Society, http://ecbs.njbeekeepers.org/index.htm, a branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NJBA), with head instructor/coordinator Master Beekeeper Landi Simone. The class will cover everything beginning beekeepers need to know, from purchasing equipment to harvesting honey. The basics of disease and mite management will also be covered. The course fee for those who are not currently members of an NJBA branch is $155 per person, which includes NJBA membership in a branch of your choice, class materials, continental breakfast, and afternoon snack. The fee for NJBA members is $130. Scholarships for this course are available for full-time students ages 12-22.
For more information contact registrar Pat Gamsby at BJORNLASS@aol.com or at (973) 960-2997. Email is the preferred means of reaching Pat. Click here to register online: https://njba38.wildapricot.org/events.
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