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Offline Susannj30

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New Member from NJ
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:51:13 AM »
Hello everyone..My boyfriend and I have been doing some research on bee keeping..We are seriously thinking of taking up this hobby..Money is tight with us..What's the best way to learn? Thru a mentor/bee keeper/ paid class from a bee keeper /the state..We live in NJ..Reading books..watching videos? Are there any bee keepers on this forum from NJ..preferably Mercer Co..Hunterdon Co..I'd love to work hands on with an established bee keeper that is willing to teach..I'd be willing to help them with their bees..Or barter..I'm a professional pet sitter for 17 yrs..I'm learning about bees..don't have much experience on farms but could learn..Any information is appreciated..Have a wonderful day..

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Re: New Member from NJ
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 11:19:31 AM »
welcome to the site.  we do have members from NJ and you can probably look on the members section to find some.

i take it you are not getting bees this year?  that gives you time to read everything in the library, hopefully find a find a bee club in your area, maybe a mentor, ask LOTS of questions, and start collecting your stuff.

hopefully some of the NJ people wii chime in here and help you get started.
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Re: New Member from NJ
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 08:53:35 PM »
Finding a mentor through an association and working for them for a while is the best way to learn about bees.  Welcome to the forum.

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Re: New Member from NJ
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 05:35:06 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Susann

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Re: New Member from NJ
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 09:48:15 AM »

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Re: New Member from NJ
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 03:45:58 PM »
Glad you found us!

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Re: New Member from NJ
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 04:25:49 PM »
Welcome! to Beebeemaster
This may help you  


 Landi Simone
 101-B Taylortown Rd
 Boonton, NJ 07005
 Phone: 973-263-0674
 Email: beelady@optonline.net

 Janet A. Klatz
 460 Old Route 24
 Chester, NJ 07930-2903
 Phone: 908-879-4377
 Email: janet@rapseik.org
 Tim Schuler
 P O Box 228
 Richland, NJ 08350
 Phone: 856-697-0483
 Email: tim.schuler@ag.state.nj.us

 John Vnenchak
 29 Dogwood Trail
 Kinnelon, NJ 07405
 Phone: 973-492-5632
 Email: KSDVN@aol.com

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Re: New Member from NJ
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 12:09:03 PM »
Hi Susan.  I am a member (and officer) of the Northwest NJ Beekeepers Association based in Hunterdon/Warren Counties.  Given that I'm new on this forum I can't post a link but you can search for NWNJBA in a search engine and you'll find us.

We have a meeting coming up in the Flemington area on April 21st.  We're going to install a package and demonstrate how to split hives in a few different ways. The hands on session will take place at our mentoring hives location.   On that day we are also going to have a 'Getting Started in Beeekeeping" public meeting at North Hunterdon High School in the afternoon.

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Re: New Member from NJ
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 10:42:32 PM »
Welcome to the site!