Past Calendar of Essex County Beekeepers Society

  • December 7, 2008:  Sunday, 12:00 noon. Christmas party brunch at The Lamplighter, 190 West Main Street, Chester. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP to Joe Treimel,, 973 865-9043 by November 15th.
  • November 11, 2008: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tuesday, ECEC.  
    Feeding Bees.  Commercial Beekeeper Grant Stiles will discuss the various ways we have to feed the bees, including what we feed them, how we get the food to them, and how often we should be feeding our bees.  Nutrition is critical to humans and more and more research shows the same is true of our bees.
  • October 15, 2008: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wednesday. ECEC.
    Apitherapy for Health. Tom Fuscaldo will speak on the use of bee venom to treat diseases such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
  • October 4, 2008: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Saturday, ECEC,
    Octoberfest. Joe Lelinho has volunteered to oversee ECBS’s participation in this annual public education program. We’re refining “The Best Honey in Essex” contest and hope to come up with a winner at this event! Give Joe a call or drop him an email to help out.
  • DATE CHANGE: September 20, 2008: Time TBA, Saturday, Fords, NJ. Tour of a Commercial Beekeeping Operation. We’ll carpool to Stiles Apiaries commercial honey processing facility and watch honey being extracted and bottled on a large scale.
  • July & August, 2008: No meetings.
  • June 28, 2008: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Saturday, ECEC.
    Bugfest! At and around Garibaldi Hall, Club members will not want to miss coming to this public education event. Joe Treimel will don a bee beard and Landi Simone plans to wear a bee bikini for the ultimate in beekeeper high fashion. Visitor entrance fees apply: $5 child, $7 Adult and $9 Family. or event details, click here. For driving directions, click here.
  • June 14, 2008: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Saturday, Four Corners ( Powerville Road and Rockaway Valley Road), Boonton Township, NJ.  Queen Rearing for the Hobbyist and ECBS Picnic.  Visit a small-scale, commercial queen-rearing yard and learn several methods of raising your own queens. Bring a dish to share with friends and a chair to sit on.
  • May 13, 2008: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday, ECEC.
    AFB Workshop with Tim Schuler, NJ State Apiarist. Tim will bring us all up to speed in recognizing and dealing with American Foulbrood in our colonies. This is a hands-on workshop with actual frames of AFB.
  • April 19, 2008: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Saturday, ECEC.
    Earth Day Celebration. We will put members of the public in a screen room while we open the resident hives, dress people up in bee suits and take their pictures holding a frame of bees. This is a public education meeting. Volunteers should contact the Program Coordinator for this event, Joe Lelinho, for how you can help.
  • April 8, 2008: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday, ECEC.
    Nucs, Packages, Splits and Queens! Round table discussion of installing new colonies and sure-fire methods of requeening.
  • March 12 , 2008: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wednesday, ECEC.
    Making traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs using the beeswax batik method.  Workshop taught by Dr. Pat Paslawsky. Materials fee $10 includes egg, stylus, dye and beeswax for non-ECBS members.  Free to ECBS members.  RSVP by February 29, 2008 to Landi at
  • February 23 and March 1, 2008: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Garibaldi Hall, ECEC.
    Short course in beekeeping. Instructors: Landi Simone, Joe Lelinho, Joe Treimel, Tim Schuler. Fee $50 to non-NJBA members, which includes a free one-year membership. $35 for existing NJBA members. Fee includes text and continental breakfast both days. Bring your own bagged lunch. This course will cover all you need to get started in bees: Honey Bee Biology, IPM Seasonal Management, Pests and Diseases, Equipment, Resources, Harvesting your Honey Crop, and more. Pre-register by February 8, 2008 by sending your name, address, phone, email and payment to Landi Simone, 101-B Taylortown Road, Boonton, NJ 07005. Email