The CJBA is a branch of the New Jersey Beekeepers Association whose focus is to promote beekeeping throughout the state.  The CJBA serves Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington counties.

Our mission is to:

  • Promote and support all aspects of beekeeping in Central Jersey
  • Educate the general public about the benefits and importance of beekeeping
  • Dispel myths and misinformation concerning the honey bee
  • Promote the honey bee and the beekeeping industry
  • Provide resources and communication to the beekeeping community

To learn more or if interested in becoming a member, we welcome you to join us at our General Membership Meetings, check the calendar for the next meeting.  You may also contact us at anytime, check the Contact page for more details.

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General Meeting

    March 9, 2018
    Refreshments 6:30 pm
    Presentation by Ryck Suydam President NJ Farm Bureau 7:20 pm

   Monmouth County Agricultural Building
   4000 Kozloski Rd, Freehold, NJ

Proposed Rules

Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer (R-LD12) and Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-LD1) have sponsored Concurrent Resolutions in opposition to the proposed beekeeping resolutions as "inconsistent with the intent of the Legislature" stating that unless the rules are amended or withdrawn within 30 days, they will seek to invalidate the rules.

The Assembly version is ACR101 and can be found at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/ACR/101_I1.PDF, and is co-sponsored by Asm. Bob Andrzjeczak, Asm. Vincent Mazzeo and Asm. John Armato. The Senate version is SCR83, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Van Drew and should be available on the legislature's website shortly at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsByNumber.asp.

It is important to contact your legislators and urge them to support these Concurrent Resolutions. If you do not know your member of the New Jersey Senate or Assembly, click here. The Department of Agriculture at their Board Meeting on January 24, 2018 stated that they had received 1,000 comments during the public comment period. Despite assurances from Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher that the rules would be amended for all acreages, there was no assurance that either the NJBA nor MAAREC (Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium) would be involved in amending the proposed rules.

Your entry at the state honey show is another way to support the effort to have regulations that enable beekeeping in NJ. Click here for details

Monmouth County Fair

    Thank you to all who attended and volunteered, we hope to see you next year.

Swarm / Honey Bee Removal

If you need a honey bee swarm removed, look HERE for someone near you that can assist.

Honey Bee Swarm hanging on a branch, click the picture to find someone to remove them.

Yellow Jacket Nest, call an exterminator to remove.

We Need Your Help

To help keep this site up-to-date and informative, please send us any content about beekeeping you think would benefit our members.

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us your suggestions, content and links.

CJBA Honey Extractors

CJBA has 2 extractors available for members to use at no charge.  Due to the high demand for use of the extractors there is a ONE WEEK LIMIT use of them. Extractors must be returned cleaned and in working order.

To borrow one, please make arrangements with the extractor manager closer to you.  Pick-up and drop-off dates and times will be based on availablility of the equipment and the manager.

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