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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

Next Meeting

Thursday March 1st, 2018


Integrated Pest Management in the Beehive | Andy Westrich



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



Link : TBA NUC BUY SIGN UP FORM

Once you have signed up if you choose to do online payment an invoice will be emailed to you to be able to pay online which will include the 3% convenience fee for online payment.


Come Join Us for Beekeeping 101

Click here to register Beekeeping 101

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

(date changed due to conflict with VSBA lecture)

Let us help you to get started in beekeeping with our beginners class.

We will cover important topics such as bee biology, beekeeping equipment, Hive management and what pests and diseases affect honey bee colonies as well as how to deal with them.

Our class includes: 

1- Lecture (Saturday, March 3rd , 2018) 

A copy of the newest version of "First Lessons in Beekeeping"

 2- Hands on Workshops

  • Woodenware Workshop 
Saturday March 24th, 2018
201 Stadium Drive
Chesapeake VA 23322

  • Bee Yard Training Day (Date TBD Due to Weather-Saturday in March)



What do I need to get started in Beekeeping?

see our Get STARTED page



Eastern Apicultural Society Conference 2018

Go to EAS CONFERENCE for more information on EAS 2018 

VSBA SPRING MEETING 2018


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!



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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.


Become a Member of TBA

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

EXISTING MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS SEE 

Membership Renewal





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? Read more...


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