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Swarm Sighting??

 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.

What is a Honey Bee Swarm?

You're Invited!

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. (Read more...)

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Sign up for the Christmas Party


Winners of the photography contest will be awarded certificates at the TBA Christmas Party

Photos by Jan Kenny 2016 Competition

PLEASE SEE THE full schedule of meetings click on the calendar link

Meeting Calendar

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Eastern Apicultural Society Conference 2018

Go to EAS CONFERENCE for more information on EAS 2018 

What do I need to get started in Beekeeping?

see our Get STARTED page

Beekeeping 101 Class

Ready to get started in beekeeping? Take our beekeeping 101 short course and join our mentoring program. We'll Help get you started on the road to becoming a beekeeper by learning from experienced beekeepers and getting a hands on education in the TBA bee yard.

*****Class typically given in January or February******

Date(s): To Be Announced

Registration : Online (once schedule finalized)

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 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!


137 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322

Join our TBA Group on Facebook

Email us at: tidewaterbeekeepers1@gmail.com

or send mail to: P.O. Box 15613 Chesapeake, VA 23328

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.


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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