Looking to get into beekeeping? Need an experienced beekeeper to help guide you in your beekeeping journey? Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help find a mentor close to you.
To obtain a mentor through TBA you must be a current paid member of the Tidewater Beekeepers Association. If you would like to join TBA go to Join/Renew Page . Already a member use this form to add your name to the list looking for a mentor Click here
TBA Mentors List
Hodgie Holgersen Virginia Certified Master Beekeeper 757-285-4509 Chesapeake
Kristine Smith Virginia Certified Master Beekeeper 781-879-5155 Franklin
Steve Jones 757-408-5201 Chesapeake
Kevin Bird 540-400-4669 Chesapeake
Want to help others become great beekeepers? Become a TBA Mentor. Fill out this application to be listed as a mentor on our website and help our new beekeepers in their beekeeping journey.
As part of our program requirements, you will be asked to complete a short online exam with a passing grade of 80% or higher. This exam ensures that our mentors have the level of basic beekeeping knowledge we would expect from an experienced beekeeper mentoring new beekeepers.
***If you have a certificate from the Virginia State Beekeepers Association of Apprentice Level or Higher from the Master Beekeeper Program the exam requirement will be waived.***