Tidewater Beekeepers Association

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.

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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. (Read more...)

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our next meeting

Tuesday October 3rd 

Meeting at Towne Bank 7:00-9:00 pm

Have you been wondering what to do with all the wax you've collected? Come to the meeting for a demonstration on Beeswax products.

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Just in time to start making Christmas and Holiday gifts.

Want to see some of the amazing things you can make with beeswax? Go to our Beeswax Crafts page and check it out

TBA Photography Contest Entries due by November 15th 2017 1-3 photos up to 1 GB Upload Limit. Photos will be judged and winners announced at our annual Christmas Party on December 5th, 2017 Photography Contest Entry Form

PLEASE SEE THE full schedule of meetings click on the calendar link

SPECIAL EVENT


 Tickets are available here.  http://www.bgesva.org/



Announcements

Go to EAS CONFERENCE for more information on EAS 2018 

Can't keep bees of your own but want to help the honey bee population why not adopt a hive? Check out our adopt a hive program here Adopt a Hive Program


Jason, The homeowner in the Kempsville area of Chesapeake was a beekeeper and didn't even know it!

What does losing honey bees do?

Maybe you could stand to live in a world without honey. But what about almonds, pears, avocados, grapes and -- dare we say -- wine?

Most plants rely on bees and other natural pollinators to produce some of nature's most nutritious and beloved foods.
But pollinators, a diverse group that includes insects and animals such as birds and bats, are under threat because of widespread pesticide use, climate change, the emergence of foreign pests, diseases and habitat loss. Between April 2015 and April 2016, beekeepers in the United States lost 44 percent of their colonies

If you're a beekeeper, farmer or consumer you have something to lose if bees disappear -- and a significant role to play in their survival.

Honey Bee Decline & Crop Loss

Teaching children about the wonderful world of honey bees go to our Children's Corner Educational Information and Fun for Kids


Become a Member of TBA

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

Then Find Us on 

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Tidewater beekeepers association is dedicated to the education and training of beekeepers and the non-beekeeping public which is why our meetings are open, free of charge to anyone interested in beekeeping and helping the honey bee survive. So you may ask why do I want to be a paid member of TBA when meetings are free? Our paid members receive all of the same information from meetings as our non-paid members, but membership gives you so much more. 

 
    Our paid members benefit from being able to be a part of our Nucleus hive program, our Swarm call list and use our website's member-only resources, as well as participate in our member social events. One of the most advantageous benefits we offer is the ability to check out and use one of two different honey harvesting kits. This provides a paid member everything they need to extract their honey without investing a considerable amount of money for only a limited number of hives.

 

MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT

  Did you join at a recent meeting? WELCOME!!  
Next fill out your profile here on our website to gain access to all the great resources for our members on our members only pages.


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 Contact, and choose the event coordinator

Virginia Beach 4-H has beekeeping for kids!!​​​Foragers 4-H Beekeeping Club

Come learn why these insects are vital to our lives and eventually become a beekeeper to your own hive.  

The Foragers 4-H Beekeeping Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach.  


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