In Memory of
PO Box 261, Lafayette, NJ 07848
Cancelled Membership Meeting
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Be Safe and Enjoy your Holidays
**** SCBA Holiday Party ****
Sunday, December 9, 2018
4:00 – 8:00 PM
Farmstead Golf & Country Club
88 Lawrence Rd, Lafayette, NJ 07848
$38.00 Per Person
(Buffet Dinner & Cash Bar)
RSVP no later than Friday, December 1st
This year we are offering an online payment option through PayPal to make registration easier!
You can also still pay by check.
Questions? Email: SCBA.member.info@gmail.
Kass and Alix Wojcik at Newton High School FFA
Monthly Beekeeping Checklist
Beekeeping in November
- Covers: All your colonies should have weights or straps on the outer covers to keep the lids on. Provide ventilation by placing a ½ to ¾ inch block of wood toward the front of the hive between the inner cover and the outer cover. This will slightly raise the outer cover, providing an escape for warm moist air and a top entrance. Moisture from condensation is more destructive to the bees in the winter than the cold. If this is in place and the bees have access to it through the hole in the inner cover, you will never have to worry about an entrance blocked with snow or ice. The bees can breathe and leave the hive through the top.
- Mouse Guards: Make sure mouse guard is in place.
- Remove feeders: Ideally, you should be done feeding by now.
- Finish Winterizing: Whatever you did not get done last month needs to get done now.
- Evaluate your records:
- What was your percentage winter death loss ?
- How many increases did you make this year ?
- How many swarms did you catch ?
- How much honey did you produce ? What was your per colony average ?
- What are you selling honey for ? Is it in line with other beekeepers prices ?
- How many honey flows did you get ?
- Did your bees need supplemental feeding ?
- What did you use to control Varroa ? was it effective ?
An old saying goes: “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” In the beekeeping world, if you did not have success in the past, you need to change what you do to change your results.
- Register your over-wintering apiaries: Register with New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This is important so the apiarist knows who the beekeepers are in New Jersey, about how many colonies are in the state, and where they are located. In the event of a disease outbreak in your area, the apiarist will contact you to schedule an inspection and make sure the disease has not infected your apiary. You can register online at http://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/beeinspection.html
2018 Honey Queen Program
Dear SCBA Members,
For questions, please contact Dan Perez, program coordinator, at (201) 303-6209
Bees in The News
Good News for American honeybees
It comes as welcome news that the number of domesticated U.S. honeybee hives has risen so far in 2017, according to a new survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). There were 2.89 million commercial honeybee colonies in the U.S. as of April 1, 2017, the USDA reports this week, a rise of 3 percent from a year earlier.
NJ Beekeepers Clubs
Jersey Cape Branch
Morris and Somerset County Beekeepers
Raritan Valley Beekeepers
South Jersey Beekepers
Sussex County Beekeepers
Become a Member
Interested in Joining the Sussex County Beekeepers Association?
Some of the many benefits are:
- Automatic membership in the New Jersey Beekeepers Association.
- Access to a large network of experienced Beekeepers willing to help you succeed as a beekeeper.
- Use of the extensive SCBA lending Library.
- Opportunity to participate in club purchases.
- Invitation to join in on many SCBA sponsored educational and social events.
For more information Email Info@scba.club
Click the link below to join online
The Sussex County Beekeepers association is a Branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association.
Our mission is to:
* Promote and Support all aspects of beekeeping in New Jersey.
*Educate the General public about the benefits and importance of beekeeping.
*Dispel myths and misinformation concerning the honey bee.
*Inform and educate the general public concerning the honey bee and the beekeeping industry.
Thank you to our Donors who donated items for our fund raiser
859 King Georges Rd,
Fords, NJ 08863
Sussex, NJ 07461
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Moravian Falls, NC 28654
David Burns – The Winter Bee Kind
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14556 N. 1020 East Road
Fairmount, IL 61841
Cerbo’s Hampton Nursery
86 Route 519
Newton, NJ 07860
501 1st Street South
Hackensack, MN 56452