Community Classes

The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia has teamed with our community partner New Earth Farm, to provide classes on sustainable, chemical-free beekeeping practices. The lectures and hands on demonstration will be held one Saturday each month at the farm which is located at 1885 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA from 1PM to 3PM. The courses consist of lectures and hands-on demonstrations.

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Where Have All the Pollinators Gonenative bee

Date:  March 22, 2014
Time: 1PM to 3PM
Location: New Earth Farm
Cost $10
1.5 hour presentation on pollinators followed by questions and answers
0.5 hour visiting the farm and seeing pollinators at work

Topics covered during the presentation:

  • Local pollinators
  • Some reasons for the decline in pollinators
  • How we can help the pollinators

beekeeping basicsOverview of Beekeeping

Date:  April 26, 2014
Time: 1PM to 3PM
Location: New Earth Farm
Cost: $10
1.5 hour presentation
0.5 hour visiting the farm and seeing a working bee hive

Topics covered during the presentation:
  • Basic Beekeeping equipment
  • Honey Bee Biology
  • How a Honey Bee colony works
  • Honey Production