We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in Towne Hall, a wing of Towne Bank located at 137 Mt. Pleasant Rd.,Chesapeake, VA 23322. The public is invited to join us for socializing and the meeting. Meeting ScheduleOur mission includes:
VSBA 2014 Fall Conference
Virginia State Beekeepers Association
When: November 8, 2014
Where: Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA
Hosted by: Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Association
Two researchers with Bugonia, an online database where beekeepers can participate in a citizen science approach to research, will share their current projects.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 09 September 2014 18:06)
Virginia Honey Bee Festival
Join the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia at the Norfolk Botanical Garden for a fun filled day on Saturday, August 16th from 10 AM to 4 PM. The annual Virginia Honey Bee Festival features honey and hive products for sale, activities, vendors and great information.
Learn how to keep bees and purchase plants to create a bee-friendly yard. Taste honey samples, look inside a working bee hive under glass and take a turn spinning honey from the honeycomb. Great activities for the entire family include beeswax candle rolling and the busy bee beanbag toss! Kids that come dressed as a bee can participate in the costume parade at 11:00 AM! Special activities also in the Children's Garden. Don't miss a free screening of the film Queen of the Sun or live music on the patio.
This year’s message, “Sustainable Gardening Begins with Honey Bees” is geared to helping the community understand the critical role of bees and to encourage home and business owners to incorporate bee friendly plants in their landscapes and to use organic products instead of traditional pesticides with harmful chemicals.
New this year – Local farm to food truck vendors featuring special honey-based menus!
Beekeepers Guild – Honey & Hive Products
Barbara Bloom – Pottery
Bill Core – Jewelry
Blue Heron Pottery-Pottery
Cindy Lackore – Glass Jewelry
Faith Flower Farms – Cut Flowers
Heifer International – International Aid
Kettle Kings – Food Concession
Kona Ice– Food Concession
New Earth Farms – Sustainable farming/ organic produce
Sofrito – Food Concession
Sundancer Farm – Jewelry/Glass Beads
The Thirsty Frog – Food Concession
Wrap & Roll – Food Concession
Twisted Sisters Cupcakes – Food Concession
The Honey Bee is a sweet deal and so is the Honey Bee Festival! View video highlights of the 2012 festival.
Last Updated (Saturday, 06 September 2014 17:47)
To Bee or Not To Bee
Short honey bee video filmed by Keith Lanpher for Distinction Magazine at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Great bee close-ups!
Last Updated (Saturday, 06 September 2014 17:26)
Beginning Beekeeping Course
Curious about keeping bees but don’t know if it is for you or where to start? Let members of the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia introduce you to the equipment and time commitment needed to be successful. Honey Bee Biology, Beekeeping Equipment and Seasonal Colony Management will be covered.
This is a 3 day course, Thursdays August 28th, September 4th and September 11th
Thursday, August 28, 2104 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In partnership with the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Last Updated (Sunday, 03 August 2014 10:50)
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