Tidewater Beekeepers Association

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You're Invited!

The public is invited to attend our monthly meetings. These are generally held the first Thursday of 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

2018 Christmas Party

Come join us for our annual Christmas party to celebrate the holidays with our fellow beekeepers.

We will be hosting our Christmas party on Saturday December 8th, 2018 at Great Bridge United Methodist Church 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake VA 23320 from 6:00-9:00 pm.

This is a Potluck Dinner.

TBA will be providing the main dish for the party.

Please sign up and let us know what side dish or dessert you will be bringing.

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4fa4a62ca6f94-2018

Queen Grafting Jan 26, 2019

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 honey bees in all of our lives. 

If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper or just interested in helping honey bees, 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 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!

Swarm Sighting??

 If you or a neighbor finds a swarm of honey 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 honey bee swarm.

What is a Honey Bee Swarm?


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Shopping on-line is easy at handsonbeekeepers.com

We'll coordinate pickup of items with you.

Full schedule of meetings click on the calendar link

Past Meeting Presentation Materials Folder

Looking for the information from our past meetings? click here to access our public folder TBA Public Folder


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

What do I need to get started in Beekeeping?

see our Get STARTED page

Become a Member of TBA

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


Membership Renewal

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.

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