Welcome


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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Winter Loss Survey


It's time to show our State Apiarist Tim Schuler some support. This will be the sixth year that he's requested New Jersey beekeepers to fill out a short survey on the colony losses they have incurred during the winter season from Thanksgiving to March 31st. Tim uses the data to help him determine what the best practices are for feeding and treating for mites to enable beekeepers in the state to have more success in overwintering their hives. To complete the survey, click here. The survey will be available for you to complete until April 26, 2014.

Call For Speakers


We welcome your suggestions for a dynamic speaker or a topic that you find exciting for our meetings.  Please contact our first vice president, Petronio Zalamea or our president, Peter Cheney, with your thoughts.

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.

  • Bob Hughes in Yardley at 609 585-4359
  • Ray Pogwist in Ocean Twp. at wanamassaray@yahoo.com or call 732 774-0983

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