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Time to renew!

Make sure to renew your ECBS/NJ Beekeepers Association Membership for 2016 calendar year.

Prospective members should print, complete and U.S. mail the membership form displayed by clicking on this link.

2016 Beginner Beekeeping Course in February

Three Day Short Course - Saturdays, February 20 & 27, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (snow date March 5, 2016) Garibaldi Hall, Essex County Environmental Center, 621B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068.  Field Day in April, 2016 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: $150 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.

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 here.


The club will arrange bulk purchases for supplies like miticides, beetle traps, etc. Talk to Ron Jacobs at a meeting if you have an idea for supplies that our members can share.


Check out the Newsletters page for current and past newsletters from the club president.

Join us on Facebook

Our new Facebook group has just been set up. If you're a member of ECBS, then come on over to the group. It should be a great place to get your Beekeeping questions answered by 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

 Become a Member Today!

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 you.


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.


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