Free BK 101 Virtual Course

yellow bee on white flower on selective focus photography

For the 2021 Beekeeping Season Tidewater Beekeepers Association will offer a free virtual BK 101 class available to the public.    It’s free to sign up.  Even if you cannot attend the virtual training live, everyone the signs up will receive a private recording of the training that can be used through out the season.  Each class is will be composed of a prerecorded lecture and a live Q&A session.  Break rooms will be available to answer additional questions.


Class Schedule:

09:00 AM: Introduction/Announcements
09:30 AM: Honey bee Biology
10:45 AM: Beekeeping Equipment
12:00 PM: Lunch Break
12:30 PM: Pests & Disease
01:45 PM: Feeding
02:30 PM: Hive Inspection
03:45 PM: Additional Announcements
04:00 PM: Breakout Room Q&A
04:30 PM: End

Another Virtual Meeting: Zoom Stump the Chumps 10/01/2020

The Bank is still no open for meetings, so we will have another virtual meeting. We will change the format to a Zoom meeting where you can ask your questions to a panel of experienced beekeepers. So join us by following link and try to Stump the Chumps.

Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 pm

Click the link below:

Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 860 2883 6223

Or tap from Cell Phone:

+13462487799,,86028836223# US (Houston)
+16699009128,,86028836223# US (San Jose)

Club Picnic Sign ups

The clubs picnic will be held on July 25th from 11am-2pm. Please sign up so we will know how many are attending so that we can plan for all the food and drinks. We will need a few volunteers to serve the food. Also bring chairs to sit on and a canopy or sun shade of your own for shade. We look forward to seeing you there. The location is the TBA bee yard. 412 Scarborough Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Park at the church nd walk to the bee yard at 322 Mt. Pleasant (it’s just walking across a field.)

May virtual meeting

We will be having another live video training on Thursday for our regular monthly meeting check back for the link and look forward to see you all there. The topic will be how to do a sugar roll for mite counts.

Our First Virtual Meeting

Good evening beekeepers!

Remember that our in person meeting has been canceled, but you can join our live stream tomorrow, April 2nd at 7:00 pm. You can even chat and ask questions through chat. The topic for tomorrows meeting is splits. Swarms are out there, and splits should be happening. Watch, learn, and and don’t forget to ask questions!

TBA YouTube Channel

COVID-19 and the Virtual April Meeting

Due to recommendations from the CDC and TowneBank, we will be creating a our first virtual meeting for the month of April. There will be no physical meeting or business portion of the meeting, but we will have a live stream on how to perform splits, at our normal time. Details to follow in the next week or two. In addition, elections are in May and we are accepting nominations for all officer positions. President/Vice President/ Treasurer/ Secretary.

If you are interested or would like to nominate a member, please respond in email we will send out shortly. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us…

Thank you and Stay Safe,

Aaron King
TBA Treasurer

Email Update

We have changed email services for TBA, you shouldn’t see anything different on your end. But if you are not receiving any emails, check your spam/junk folder, and change the settings for this that email. I will provide links on how to change spam settings for gmail and exchange. If you use another provider, contact them or look up their support forums.

Note: We will also send out an email notification, we are aware of the irony.


Happy beekeeping!

Aaron King
TBA Treasurer