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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?

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

December 7th, 2019 5PM until 9PM

TBA will provide the meats and drinks.  Members are asked to bring the sides and desserts.  A sign up genius will be established for those attending to RSVP the number attending and what dish will be brought.  Members setting up should be at the Church at 4 PM.  We will start serving dinner at 5 PM.  There will be a gift exchange around 7 Pm.  Please limit the cost of your gift to no more than $20.00 and make sure it is wrapped.  Those bringing gifts will be assigned a number when they arrive.  These numbers establish the order for gift selection.  As with last year each person will have the opportunity to either select a gift or take a gift that has already been opened.  A gift can only be taken 2 times.  The first person selecting will have the opportunity to take any other opened gift.  The party will end around 8:30 to 9 PM.
Unknown to us when we made the Church reservation the Chesapeake Christmas Parade will be happening around the same time frame and in the same area of the city.  Please see the attachments for information on road closures and detours.



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!


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

Become a Member of TBA

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


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