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You're Invited!

The public is invited to attend our monthly meetings. These are generally held 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 January 4th, 2018

Topic: Winter Hive Tips & Management

Speaker (s): Pat Knight Steve Jones

Full schedule of meetings click on the calendar link

So you’d like to become a beekeeper?

Come join us at the Tidewater Beekeepers Association



 Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 8:30am-5:00pm. 

Located at Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322.

For more information and to register online 

Click Here Beekeeping 101 

Your registration also includes a Woodenware Workshop and a Bee yard training day.

What do I need to get started in Beekeeping?

see our Get STARTED page

Michael Bush Seminar Feb 24, 2018

 Click Here to Get Tickets

Eastern Apicultural Society Conference 2018

Go to EAS CONFERENCE for more information on EAS 2018 

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(757)-408-5201 cell/text

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 are 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!

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.

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?

Become a Member of TBA

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


Membership Renewal


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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