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:
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
Walt Smith Woodcrafts – Custom Woodworking
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 (Wednesday, 06 August 2014 19:05)
Ever wonder how beekeepers remove the honey from the honeycomb?
Join the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia as we extract honey on Saturday, July 19th at the Deep Creek Ruritan Club.
We will begin at 1:00 PM with a demonstration of how the cells of honey are uncapped and then use both a manual and an electric honey extractor to remove the honey from the comb.
Join us to view the process which preserves the honeycomb for refilling by the bees and give it a try yourself. Fun for the whole family!
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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)
Foragers 4-H Beekeeping Club of Hampton Roads!
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Honey Bee Swarm?
Need Help with Bees?
Click here for a list of beekeepers who remove honey bees in Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina.
Printable poster with QR code to our list of beekeepers who will pick up honey bee swarms. Please share with your friends and neighbors.
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