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.
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...)
our next meeting
Thursday August 31st 2017 at Towne Bank 7:00-9:00pm
137 Mt Pleasant Street Chesapeake VA 23322
Topic: Fall Hive Management Continued
Saturday September 9th Bee Yard Day 10am-4pm pm
PLEASE SEE THE full schedule of meetings click on the calendar link
Go to EAS CONFERENCE for more information on EAS 2018
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.
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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
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Did you join at a recent meeting? WELCOME!!
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
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.
TBA Members Advocating Beekeeping (Jason and Mason Mosher, Kristine Smith)