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 Schedule
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Where We'll BEE Next
The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia is committed to public service. Our members have volunteered thousands of hours educating the public about honey bees! To request a FREE beekeeping speaker for your school, civic association or garden club or to request a beekeeping exhibit at your event, please
If you're wondering where we'll bee next whether it's simply to learn more about honey bees or to buy local honey, we'll keep you updated here.
Celebrate National Agriculture Day March 25, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM with free festivities at the City of Virginia Beach Farmers Market! In order to raise awareness about the role of agriculture in our society, the Farmers Market will offer the chance to participate in traditional farm activities such as grinding corn, churning butter, and using an old-fashioned pitcher pump. Additionally, local homesteading groups such as the Beekeepers Guild and local basketry, blacksmith, and wood turners guilds will be on hand to offer demonstrations.
Please join us and our bees for the 25th Annual Gathering of the Guilds on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine, at the Francis Land House located at 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.
Visitors will learn about traditional skills as guild members demonstrate their specialties to the public. The regional chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will hold its annual native plant sale in conjunction with the Gathering of the Guilds. Perennials, shrubs, small trees and other plants that thrive in seaside and woodland gardens will be available. All proceeds from the plant sale will be used for area beautification and education. The Butterfly Society of Virginia will sell butterfly-friendly plants as well.
Admission to this event is free and includes a brief tour of the Francis Land House. The Francis Land House, circa 1805, served as the home of Francis Land VI, a wealthy plantation owner from a prominent family in Princess Anne County, Virginia. Free on-site parking.
Last Updated (Saturday, 11 March 2017 09:03)
2017 Aerial Mosquito Larvicide Spraying
Update: Due to unfavorable weather conditions, mosquito control aerial (helicopter) larvicide treatment in Chesapeake has been rescheduled for Saturday, Mar 4 – Monday, Mar 6.
CHESAPEAKE -- The Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission plans to begin aerial larvicide operations Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to decrease the population of immature mosquito larvae. Operations will take place from approximately 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., for a period of up to seven days. If weather is not favorable, the mission will be rescheduled and completed when conditions permit.
Kritter Aviation, an experienced contractor, will be conducting the treatment. A liquid mixture of B.t.i. (a natural bacterial spore), and Altosid (an insect growth regulator) will be applied to larval habitats in select areas to prevent the emergence of adult mosquitoes. These insecticides target mosquito larvae, do not affect bees, butterflies or dragonflies, and pose no risk to humans, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A granular formulation of the same Altosid insect growth regulator will be applied to larval habitats in other areas of the city. Habitats treated include woodland pools, floodwater pools, swamps, and marshes. The treatment will have no effect on backyard container-breeding species.
Residents may notice a low-flying helicopter in areas near wooded and open field portions of the city, including:
For additional information about the aerial larviciding process and schedule,contact the Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission Spray Hotline, at 757-382-3456.
Last Updated (Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:39)
2017 4-H Honey Bee Essay Contest for Virginia
Cash prizes to top three Virginia state essay winners are:
Virginia's state winner essay will be forwarded on to National competition and could win cash prizes as follows:
1st - $750
Each state winner, including the national winners, receives an appropriate book about honey bees, beekeeping, or honey.
For the 2017 essay contest, the topic is: “How can MP3 (Managed Pollinator Protection Plan) more effectively protect honey bees from pesticide exposure?”
Last Updated (Tuesday, 03 January 2017 12:40)
2017 Beekeepers Introductory Class
SOLD OUT! Please join us at a Beekeepers Guild meeting to learn more about keeping bees. The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia presents a three-day Short Course for Beginning Beekeepers with an emphasis on sustainable, chemical-free practices. The course will be held on three consecutive Saturday mornings, February 11, 18 & 25, 2017 at the Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. An optional fourth Saturday open hive demonstration in the bee yard with an equipment assembly demonstration is included. The course consists of lectures and hands-on demonstrations. This course fulfills the educational requirement of six (6) hours of classroom instruction in introductory beekeeping training for the qualified level of the Virginia Master Beekeeper Program.
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