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Tidewater Beekeepers

Virginia's Largest Beekeeping Organization!


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Welcome to the Tidewater Beekeepers Association

We are the largest local beekeeper's organization in Virginia. We boast an active membership of over 180 members and our average attendance to our monthly meetings is about 75. Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm, in the Towne Hall wing of Towne Bank, 137 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322. (Click here for directions)

The public is invited to join us at one of our next meetings for interesting beekeeping discussions, a friendly atmosphere, and enjoy coffee and home made snacks.

Honeybee Swarms:  Please help us save the bees. (TBA) Tidewater Beekeepers Association respectfully requests our friends and neighbors in the Tidewater area call the TBA Swarm Coordinator at (757) 285-4509 if you identify a Honeybee swarm on your property. Swarming is a natural behavior for honeybees and a cluster of bee's can appear almost anywhere spring to fall. TBA members offer FREE honeybee swarm collecting as a public service. An experienced beekeeper will collect the swarm and reintroduce the honeybees into a hive before they establish their home under your rooftop eaves, inside an exterior wall, or under your deck. PLEASE DO NOT spray the bees with pesticides or chemicals!! DO HELP US protect this important Natural Resource!!! Our food supply depends on their hard work(pollination)!

TBA Member Makes News For Swarm Collection:
As reported on WAVY NEWS 10

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Community Service Speakers: TBA has been providing FREE Beekeeping presentations to the public schools, garden clubs, Rotary Clubs, Boys and Girls Scouts troops, Home School groups and other organizations in Tidewater the past 25 years. To request a speaker for your next event, please contact any club officer.


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