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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

Thursday April 5th, 2018

Swarms!!!! with Buddy Hoggard



  • Payments are due no later than March 23, 2018. This is the final date for orders and payments.
  • Only Payment in full guarantees your order. 
  • Once the order limit is reached any unpaid orders will be moved to a waiting list for a second order if there is enough interest.
Pick up date is Saturday April 7th, 2018
Subject to change due to weather conditions


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.

Eastern Apicultural Society Conference 2018

Go to EAS CONFERENCE for more information on EAS 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!

Become a Member of TBA

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


Membership Renewal

Full schedule of meetings click on the calendar link

Upcoming events

  • No upcoming events

Past Meeting Presentation Materials Folder

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

What do I need to get started in Beekeeping?

see our Get STARTED page

Looking for the perfect gift for your beekeeping enthusiast? 

Hands On Beekeeper’s Gift Cards!
are great for Birthdays, Holidays and Special occasions
You’ll know you’re giving a great gift with a Hands On Beekeeper Gift Card!

Choose any whole dollar amount, $20 to $500! It’s easy to order.... on line or when you call. Order now.....GIFTS from Hands On Beekeepers are sure-fire winners!

(757)-408-5201 cell/text

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.


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

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