Sussex County Beekeeping Association 

SCBA Fall Picnic

Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Rain or Shine)

Join us at the SCBA Apiary, Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge for our Fall Picnic!

Lots of hands on demonstrations and a chance to meet live with fellow beekeepers.

What to bring:
A dish to share with fellow beekeepers
A comfortable chair
Your favorite beverage

TIME: 10am – 2pm

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge
Owen’s Station Crossing
136 Owens Station Road
Owens Station Road, Sussex, NJ 07461

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.