“Our Future with Bees” with Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D.

Please join the Northeast NJ Beekeepers on May 15th as Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D., Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, The Best Bees Company and author of, The Bee: A Natural History will be our guest speaker.

Noah will be talking about “Our Future with Bees” The world’s bees can create economic and ecological sustainability, if only we let them. We know the vital importance of bees, yet we also know that they are dying off. What does the future human condition look like in a world that incorporates bees into our architecture, healthcare, and everyday lives?

Immediately following his talk, Noah will be signing copies of his book, The Bee: A Natural History.  (You can purchase copies from the club at the meeting.)

Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D. is a biologist / professor / NYTimes contributor / two-time TEDx speaker / beekeeper / and author of, The Bee: A Natural History. Noah’s research focuses on bee immunology. Noah is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of The Best Bees Company, a beekeeping service that delivers, installs, and manages beehives for residential and commercial properties nation-wide. Proceeds from The Best Bees Company go toward research to improve bee health. This research is based out of the Urban Beekeeping Laboratory and Bee Sanctuary, in Boston’s South End.

The Northeast NJ Beekeepers Association meetings are always the third Friday of every month, beginning at 7:30 pm. We meet at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ, in the Anisfield School of Business, Room 135S.

The Bee Natural History

 

 

Raising Buckfast bees & the effects of neonicotinoids on the honeybee

Please join the Northeast NJ Beekeepers on March 20th as Bill Ferguson of Ferguson Apiaries will be giving a talk on Raising Buckfast bees & the effects of neonicotinoids on the honeybee.

Bill Ferguson has been keeping bees for over 50 years in Hensall, Canada, the heart of Ontario’s rich agricultural land and the White Bean Capital of Canada.  At its peak, Ferguson Apiaries had over 1200 hives, and they presently run about 225 hives for nuc and queen sales.

Ferguson Apiaries exclusively breeds Buckfast bees, originally developed by Brother Adam at the Buckfast Abbey in England.  All of the Ferguson Apiaries stock has been produced from the Buckfast line acquired from breeders in Ontario, Denmark, and England. The Ferguson stock has been through the very cold Ontario winters, and has been hygienic tested over the past 20 years. Ferguson Apiaries continually works hard to develop and cultivate the best lines to build gentle, productive, and mite resistant Honeybee stock.

Living in the heart of big agriculture with his wife of 47 years and their three children, Bill has experienced firsthand the effects of neonicotinoids on his hives and the health of his honeybees.  Bill is also a member of the Ontario Beekeepers Association, who are pushing for Ontario to become the first government in North America to impose restrictions on the neonicotinoid pesticides.

The Northeast NJ Beekeepers Association meetings are always the third Friday of every month, beginning at 7:30 pm. We meet at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ, in the Anisfield School of Business, Room 135S.

 

Northeast NJ 2014 Honey Tasting

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The Northeast New Jersey Beekeepers will host the 2nd annual Northeast NJ Honey Tasting competition on Friday,September 19th, at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ in the Anisfield School of Business, Room 135S, starting at 7:30pm.

All members of the Northeast NJ Beekeepers are invited to participate in the competition. Prizes will be awarded for the Champion, 2nd, & 3rd places. (Members, check your email for complete rules and regulations.)

Everyone who attends will get to taste different local honeys and cast a vote for the honey they think should be the 2014 Honey Cup Champion.

Admission is free, and Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please contact Frank Mortimer at, frankmort@gmail.com

2014Honey Cup Champion Bee