The CJBA is a branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association whose focus is to promote beekeeping throughout the state. The CJBA serves Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington counties.
Our mission is to:
- Promote and support all aspects of beekeeping in Central Jersey
- Educate the general public about the benefits and importance of beekeeping
- Dispel myths and misinformation concerning the honey bee
- Promote the honey bee and the beekeeping industry
- Provide resources and communication to the beekeeping community
To learn more or if interested in becoming a member, we welcome you to join us at our General Membership Meetings, check the calendar for the next meeting. You may also contact us at anytime, check the Contact page for more details.
NJBA 2012-13 Voluntary Winter Loss Survey
It’s time to show our State Apiarist Tim Schuler
some support. This will be the fifth year that he’s
requested New Jersey beekeepers to fill out a short
survey on the colony losses they have incurred
during the winter season from Thanksgiving to March
Tim uses the data to help him determine what the best practices are for feeding and treating for mites to enable beekeepers in the state to have more success in overwintering their hives.
To complete the survey, click here. The survey will be available for you to complete until April 22, 2013. Your name and contact information are kept confidential, and are only used by Tim to clarify your responses if need be.
Please fill out the survey so we can provide Tim with the data he needs to help us become better beekeepers and keep our bees alive.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet Katz or Tim Schuler
230 Acres of Certified Organic Pastures Needs Local Bees
Cherry Grove Farm in Lawrenceville, NJ is seeking
local beekeepers to put their hives on the farm.
They also have a small farm store with possible
retail space available if that would be of interest
to anyone. They currently already sell some of Bob
Hughes's honey, but we may have space for more. They
are always looking to support other local
Contact Ashley Shaloo 732-822-7267 for more details.
Ocean County Library Seeking Presenter
The Ocean County Library strives to provide its
public access to informational, educational and
entertaining programs. We are looking for an
hour or an hour and half of your time in May or June
- A brief history about honey bees.
- Their role as “Angels of Agriculture” and additional impact on the flower, honey and wax industries.
- Catastrophic implications if they become extinct.
- Man and Nature’s role in the current “Colony Collapse Disorder.”
- The state of “honeybee” affairs in the U.S and particularly in New Jersey.
- What can people do to protect and enhance the honey bee population?
If you're interested, contact Shazia Zaman of the Ocean County Library System.
2013 Monmouth County Fair Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to staff the booth or bee cage
at the 2013 Monmouth County Fair. Please
contact our second vice president, George Sereduk
if you are interested.
Call For Speakers
We welcome your suggestions for a dynamic speaker
or a topic that you find exciting for our
meetings. Please contact our first vice
Zalamea or our president, Peter Cheney,
with your thoughts.
2013 BEEKEEPING CALENDAR
CJBA with the State Beekeeping Association is proud to offer our members a page of reminders that accompanies each month, outlining what tasks New Jersey beekeepers should be performing at that time to be successful beekeepers.
Every season, Tim Schuler receives calls from discouraged beekeepers who lost their bees because they did not remember what to do when. As a result, they missed critical management actions. The calendar is designed to help all New Jersey beekeepers be successful.
Tim is hoping to have a photo contest for the 2014 calendar. We’ll also be asking for feedback on the content so we can improve and expand the calendar in the future.
The calendars are $10 each. Please contact Peter Cheney to ensure your calendar is ordered. Deadline for ordering is Jan. 30. Checks (made out to CJBA) or cash and delivery of the calendars will be done at the next meeting.
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think would benefit our members.
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