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.
Please join us and our bees at the BIG Chesapeake Master Gardener Plant Sale on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. Guild members will be happy to assist you with plant selection to enhance pollinator habitat in your garden.
Selections abound in all categories for home gardeners, including water plants; herbs and vegetables; plants for shade or sun; annuals and perennials; fruit, flowering, and special interest trees and shrubs; and some hard to find specimen plants.
Looking for a specific plant? Feel free to consult the 2017 Plant Inventory, which is still expanding, for the range of choices you will find available.
Find options to add diversity to your garden easily and Master Gardeners to offer advice. Booths include Plant A Row for the Hungry, Master Gardener Help Desk, Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia, Elizabeth River Project, TCC Cares, and more.
Friday hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday hours 8:00 a.m. to noon
Cash and Personal Checks Only
Chesapeake Municipal Center: Behind the Department of Agriculture's classroom at the corner of Shea Drive and Holt Drive. (Across from the Planetarium and in front of the Great Bridge Community Center) 212 Holt Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Last Updated (Monday, 17 April 2017 08:30)
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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