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.
So you’d like to become a beekeeper?
Come join us at the Tidewater Beekeepers Association
BEGINNERS BEEKEEPING CLASS
Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 8:30am-5:00pm.
Located at Great Bridge United Methodist Church, 201 Stadium Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322.
For more information and to register online
Click Here Beekeeping 101
Your registration also includes a Woodenware Workshop and a Bee yard training day.
What do I need to get started in Beekeeping?
see our Get STARTED page
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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 honeybees in all of our lives.
If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper or just interested in helping honeybees, 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 are 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!
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:
Become a Member today to gain access to all of our great resources.
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.