Sussex County Beekeeping Association 

November Member Meeting:
3rd Annual Trivia Night

Tom Makoujy, past president, has come up with another 100 obscure, little-known honeybee facts. Test your knowledge and be eligible to win 1 of 3 cash prizes and bragging rights for the coming year.

Pitchers of beer and soda are compliments of SCBA. Check out the Irish Cottage menu, then bring your appetite and spirit of competition.

To help us prepare, Registration is required. So take a few minutes and click on the link: 

Get More Information and Register

DAY/DATE: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Irish Cottage
602 NJ-23
Franklin, NJ 07416


Learn to Be a Beekeeper!

Beekeeping School

January 22 & 29 (must attend both)

Leaping into beekeeping on your own can turn a fun hobby into an isolating challenge.
This fun class will get you on the right path. You’ll learn everything you and have plenty of time for questions.

Plus, it’s a chance to meet other beekeepers–new ones and seasoned ones.

Sign Up Details Coming Soon

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.