Sussex County Beekeeping Association 

October Member Meeting:
Soap Making Demonstration

Have you every wanted to know the secrets of successful soap making using beeswax and honey? Join SCBA member, Justin Pullis, Honey Hound Farm, for a live demonstration.

Justin and Emma Pullis have built their business, Honey Hound Farm, making artisan soaps, body butter, and lip balms and selling a variety of honeybee ceramicware. These products are sold at farmers markets, local craft fairs and at the New Jersey State Fair SCBA booth.

Registration for this event is requested so that we can prepare the meeting room.

DAY/DATE: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Administration Building
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ 07822

Please register here.

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  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.