Basic Beekeeping: Three Day Short Course -
Saturdays, February 15 & 22, 2014 plus a field day in April with a local
(snow date for class, March 1, 2014)
Run by the Essex County branch of the NJBA, this
course will take you through a full year of beekeeping and teach you everything
you need to get started, from equipment, through management, biology, pest
control, and harvest. Tuition $150, which includes one year NJBA membership,
class materials, continental breakfast, and afternoon snack.
Location: Garibaldi Hall, Essex County
Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068. Field Day in
April 2013 TBA at various area apiaries.
Class size is limited to 40 students.
Your registration is not complete until we receive your check for $150!
Payment instructions at above link.
For more information, contact Patty Gamsby,
Full-time students ages
to 22 may be eligible to apply for a scholarship.
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.
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