The New Jersey State Bug
The honeybee makes honey for sweetening our
meals and beeswax to smooth things out.
Honeybees also pollinate our flowers, including
our state flower, the violet. The honey bee
became the state bug when the Legislature
enacted the bill, A-671, and Gov. Brendan T.
Byrne signed it on June 20, 1974. They were
encouraged by a group of children from the
Sunnybrae School in Hamilton Township. The
children went to the State House with a
presentation that included a song and a poem.