Sussex County Beekeeping Association 

Next Meeting

June 28, 2022

Guest Speaker: Lisa Skoglund, Essex County Beekeepers Association

Topic: “Preparing Winning Honey Show Entries”

DATE: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
TIME: 7pm-9pm
LOCATION:
The Admin Building
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ 07822

Coffee, drinks and dessert will be compliments of SCBA.

The Giving Tap Fundraiser

For the month of June, Czig Meister Brewing will generously
donate $1 for each glass of its seasonal beer Treaty Between Earth
and Man (Farmhouse saison made with honey) to the Sussex County Beekeepers Association to help fund community outreach and educational activities. So, raise a glass and toast the
honeybee, our favorite pollinator.

Czig Mester Brewing, 106 Valentine Street, Hackettstown, NJ

Helpful Links

2022 Honey Show Entry Information

Enter your honey in this year’s Sussex County Farm & Horse Show

 

 

* Rules & Information

* Entry Form

SCBA Royalty Program

Know a young beekeeper who would like to be a part of this year’s program? Please read this flyer, then contact Dan Perez, program coordinator. Encourage your children to participate!

Let’s Talk About

Varroa Destructor

Dear Fellow Sussex Beekeeper-

Keeping track of the varroa destructor levels in your hives, and treating those parasites, is paramount to your success as a beekeeper, and your bee’s ability to survive the onslaught of the bee viruses the mites vector. As we’ve discussed, in order to accurately and simply establish mite loads, you need to perform monthly checks.  We’ve attached a link here to a short educational video performed by Randy Oliver, researcher and beekeeper, and author of the web page Scientificbeekeeping.com.  The video is titled “Randy’s Mite Wash Video“. Randy’s web page also offers an instructional aid on how to create your own inexpensive mite shaker. Please log on to Randy’s site, use it as you wish, and feel free to make a contribution if you’re so moved.
Thank you and Bee well.
Tom Makoujy, Pres.

Sussex County Beekeepers Association

Name That Masked Beekeeper

Can you recognize your club members in their full beekeeping regalia? We all have a unique way of handling our bees–a special way we waddle when being chased by our hive. Send in your photos and give others a chance to Name That Masked Member.