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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Tuesday November 7th from 7-9 pm 

Annual Honey Judging & Tasting Contest

Click here for Entry Form & Rules 

link https://goo.gl/forms/0DTMgca10K2aTl6h1

TBA Website Overview

Mark your calendar for our annual Christmas Party

TBA Photography Contest Entries due by November 15th 2017 

Photos will be judged and winners announced at our annual Christmas Party on December 16th, 2017

Please email Your Full Name, Phone Number and Photos Upload to



  • Photos must be beekeeping related
  • 300 dpi Resolution
  • 1-3 photos up to 1 GB Upload Limit per entry.

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


November 4, 2017
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave, VA

Link to VSBA Registration Form

Eastern Apicultural Society Conference 2018

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

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

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.


Become a Member of TBA

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


Membership Renewal

Then Find Us on 


Expanded Site Page Menu


  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.


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.  


Our bee yard/apiary was conceived by TBA during in 2016 and became a reality through the generous donation of land from a fellow club member. The bee yard will be incorporated into our mentoring program as a place to help new beekeepers learn practical skills for successful beekeeping. In addition, this yard will be used to educate the public, including school field trips, Girls and Boy Scouts , 4H, and beekeeping classes for the public. In order to make this project successful we need to buy equipment and have a few construction projects to complete.

If you would like to help out by donating to the bee yard please see our GoFundMe page for more information. at https://www.gofundme.com/tidewater-beekeepers-apiary

Your donations help support Honey bees and public education and are greatly appreciated.

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