Did you get beekeeping equipment as a gift this holiday sesaon? Been meaning
to learn to keep bees as a New Year's resolution? Learn all you need to know at
the ECBS beekeeping short course.
Three Day Short Course: Saturdays, February 18 & 25, 2017,
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Garibaldi Hall, Essex County Environmental Center, 621B
Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068 plus a Field Day in April, 2017 TBA at
various area apiaries.
Presented by the Essex County Beekeepers Society, a branch of
the New Jersey Beekeepers Association, with head instructor/coordinator Master
Beekeeper Landi Simone.
This class covers everything you need to know from purchasing
equipment to harvesting honey. Basics of disease and mite management will be
covered. Scholarships for this course are available for full-time students ages
12-22. Fee: $155 per person includes NJBA membership in a chapter of your
choice, class materials, continental breakfast, and afternoon snack.
For more information contact registrar Pat Gamsby at
BJORNLASS@AOL.COM or 973 396-8996. E-mail is the best means of reaching Pat.
Click here to
Register your hives!
In addition to bulk purchases of supplies like miticides, beetle
traps, etc., the club has recently acquired an extractor and other equipment for
member use on a first come, first served basis (and with a signature on our
Talk to Ron Jacobs at a meeting if you have an idea for supplies
that our members can share.
It's All About Timing!
Click here for Landi Simone's
presentation on the timing necessary for successful beekeeping. Great Info!
Keeping Bees in Mediums
Due to popular demand, we're making Landi Simone's presentation on how to use
only mediums in your operation available
Check out the Newsletters
page for current and past newsletters from the club president.
Join us on Facebook
If you're a member of ECBS, come on over to our Facebook group. It's a great place to
connect with fellow members.
The page is a moderated, private group available only to members.
Join us here
or search for Essex County Beekeepers Association (NJ) on Facebook.
Who We Are
The Essex County Beekeepers Society, Inc. is an independent branch of the New
Jersey Beekeepers Association. It is a regional organization of anywhere
from 30 to 50 bee hobbyist, sideliners (fewer than 300 hives) and commercial beekeepers & honey producers. Our members generally reside in and around Essex county - although membership is not limited to this region of the state.
Dues in the Association for
the calendar year 2016 were payable as of January 1, 2016. To be a member
in good standing and participate in the honey show, listings on the swarm and
product pages, receive the state newsletter, emails from the Association and
vote in our elections and other matters at general membership meetings, we need
your dues to be current. If you have already paid your dues for 2016, thank
What We Do
The purpose of our Society is to (1) foster and promote the art of apiculture in New Jersey, (2) to educate residents of the Garden State about the state insect, the honey bee, and its vital role in agriculture, (3) to produce bees and honey and related products, and (4) to simply share and enjoy our fabulous and fun-filled pursuit of raising and caring for honey bees.
Our members, beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike, work, cooperate and support
each other in promoting beekeeping and related activities. Our members mentor
new beekeepers, hold periodic social and business meetings to share experiences and ideas, and provide educational opportunities for schools and the public at large.
Silence of the Bees