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You're Invited!

The public is invited to attend our monthly meetings. These are generally held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Towne Hall wing of Towne Bank Located at 137 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Chesapeake, Virginia 23322. see calendar and meeting information below

If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper or just interested in honeybees, please join us at one of our meetings. 

You can also find us on FACEBOOK

Next Meeting

Thursday February 1st, 2018


Winter Hive Tips 

with

Pat Knight & Steve Jones


Full schedule of meetings click on the calendar link

Become a Member of TBA

Go to our Become a Member page and sign up for annual membership

EXISTING MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS SEE 

Membership Renewal


Benefits of Joining TBA

Being a member of the TBA not only gives you access to great people and training at our monthly meetings, but members also have access to use our website members only pages which include:

  • How to borrow club Equipment
  • How to get on our NUC list
  • Educational Presentations and Research documents 
..............and much much more. 

Become a Member today to gain access to all of our great resources.


Come Join Us for Beekeeping 101


Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

(date changed due to conflict with VSBA lecture)

Let us help you to get started in beekeeping with our beginners class.

We will cover important topics such as bee biology, beekeeping equipment, Hive management and what pests and diseases affect honey bee colonies as well as how to deal with them.

Our class includes: 

1- Lecture (Saturday, March 3rd , 2018) 

A copy of the newest version of "First Lessons in Beekeeping"

 2- Hands on Workshops

  • Woodenware Workshop 

  • Bee Yard Training Day (Date TBD Due to Weather-Saturday in March)



Click here to register Beekeeping 101

What do I need to get started in Beekeeping?

see our Get STARTED page


Eastern Apicultural Society Conference 2018

Go to EAS CONFERENCE for more information on EAS 2018 

VSBA SPRING MEETING 2018


About TBA

Located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, we are proud to be one of the oldest beekeeping organizations in the state. We boast an active membership of over 140 Beekeepers of all experience levels, we average around 80 members at each club meeting. We strive to work together to become better stewards of the honey bees we keep as well as inform the public about the importance of this wondrous little creature. To do this, we meet monthly and host a guest speaker to educate the group about different, seasonally relevant aspects of beekeeping. We also volunteer at numerous community events throughout the year to reach out and teach the public about the importance of honeybees in all of our lives. 

If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper or just interested in helping honeybees, please join us at one of our meetings which are always open to the public. If you're just curious about honey bees, our members have a wealth of information and experience that we always share. If you're thinking about becoming a beekeeper, come to the meeting and find a mentor. It's never too early to get hands-on experience by apprenticing under an experienced local beekeeper. Stop in, share our passion for bees and nature, and enjoy some coffee and snacks. We look forward to seeing you!



January 27th 2018


VSBA Regional Advanced Beekeeper Training

Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Acedemy (LETA)
Virginia Beach, VA

Beekeeping Seminar
Presented by Virginia State Beekeepers Association, Southeast Region
Saturday January 27, 2018, 8:30am  5:00pm
Law Enforcement Training Academy, 411 Integrity Way, Va Beach, VA 23451

Samuel Ramsey, entomologist and PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, and Master Beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes, will be our guest speakers.

LINK www.brownpapertickets.com

Michael Bush Seminar Feb 24, 2018


 Click Here to Get Tickets to     Michael Bush

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Swarm Sighting??

 If you or a neighbor finds a swarm of bees on your property, don't spray- call us instead! Tidewater Beekeepers Association (TBA) provides FREE swarm removal to all residents in and around Hampton Roads. 

Just call the TBA Swarm Coordinator at 

(757) 285-4509 if you spot a honeybee swarm.

What is a Honey Bee Swarm? Read more...


NEED A Community SPEAKER?

TBA has been providing FREE Beekeeping presentations to public schools, garden clubs, Rotary Clubs, Boys and Girls Scouts troops, home school groups, and other organizations in Tidewater for the past 25 years. 

To request a speaker, click here to Contact us


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