Upcoming events

    • September 13, 2019
    • October 18, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Mercer County Extension Office, 1438 Parkside Ave, Ewing, NJ
    Registration is closed

    Learn the Basics of Backyard Beekeeping

    Upon completion of this course, students will know how to manage honey bee colonies in their backyard for balanced bee health and honey production.

    Students will:
    • Gain a general knowledge of honey bee biology
    • Learn about the history of honey bees and state bee laws
    • How to care for honey bees throughout the year
    • Equipment assembly
    • How to obtain your bees
    • How to harvest honey
    • How to recognize common honey bee ailments, pests and their treatments
    Focus will be on the Langstroth style hive and related equipment.

    At least one hands-on field session is planned.

    Course fee includes a book, membership is not included.

    This course is open to the public.

    Minimum age 14 years old.

    • November 09, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Pascack Hills High School 225 W Grand Ave Montvale, NJ 07645

    NJBA 2019 Fall State Meeting

    Saturday, November 9, 2019
    Pascack Hills High School
    225 W Grand Ave, Montvale, NJ 07645

    Register before November 5th to secure your lunch, we cannot guarantee there will be enough food for registrants on/after this date.
    Children under 13 do not need to register.

     Time  Topic & Speaker
     8:00 to 9:15 Registration with coffee and light refreshments
    9:15 to 9:30

    Welcome – Frank Mortimer
    NJBA Report – Jeff Burd

    9:30 to 10:15

    Dr. Eric Wiener, Ramapo College
    The Establishment and Importance of Native Wildflower Meadows for Apis mellifera and Native Pollinators

    10:15 to 10:45 Ramapo College Student Beekeeping Club Projects and Outreach
    10:45 to 11:00 Break
    11:00 to 12:00

    Christina Grozinger, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Pollinator Research, Penn State
    Bee Health: From Genes to Landscapes -- Understanding the Impacts of Landscape on Bee Health

    12:00 to 12:15 Q&A with Dr. Grozinger
    12:15 to 1:30 Lunch & Visit with Vendors
    1:30 to 1:45 Honey Queen Update
    1:45 to 2:30 David Gilley, Department of Biology, William Paterson
    2:30 to 3:15 The Future of Honeybee Problems/Pests/Pathogens:
    Roundtable discussion with Christina Grozinger, David Gilley, Tim Schuler, & Grant Stiles
    3:15 to 3:30 Member Q&A
    3:30 Meeting Send-Off

    • February 22, 2020
    • Garibaldi Hall, 621-B Eagle Rock Avenue Roseland, NJ 07068 (3rd day TBA)
    • 36

    Essex County Beekeepers Society: Basic Beekeeping: A 3-DAY SHORT COURSE

    Saturdays 2/22/20 and 2/29/20 8:30 am to 4 pm (classwork)
    Field Day in April TBA

    For adults and children ages 12 and older.
    This short course is appropriate for new beekeepers as well as those who need a refresher. It fulfills the legal requirements of the State of NJ for beekeeper education. Basic Beekeeping is presented by the Essex County Beekeepers Society, a branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association (NJBA).
    Head instructor/coordinator: EAS Master Beekeeper Landi Simone. The class will cover everything beginning beekeepers need to know, from purchasing equipment to harvesting honey and the basics of disease and mite management. The third day of class will be a hands-on Field Day, to be held one Saturday in April 2020 at various area apiaries.

    For more information contact registrar Pat Gamsby at BJORNLASS@aol.com (preferred) or at (973)960-2997.

    Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Snow Date: Saturday March 7.

    Tuition: $130 includes class materials, continental breakfast, and afternoon snack.

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