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The Beekeepers' Guild of Southeast Virginia meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at Towne Hall, a wing of Towne Bank located at 137 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322.(click here for directions).  Join us for the Holiday Social  on December 11, 2017 in lieu of December Meeting.

Meetings are very informal, lasting 1½ to 2 hours. They consist of an educational program followed by a refreshment break and a business meeting open to the public. Our members hail from the Eastern Shore to Emporia, Moyock to Williamsburg. They are beginning beekeepers and experienced beekeeping mentors ready to assist anyone wishing to get started in beekeeping.

Please join us for socializing and the meeting whether you currently keep bees or not. Everybody is welcome!

2017 Calendar:

January 9, 2017 - Backyard Queen Rearing. Presented by Dennis Heidenthal. CANCELED DUE TO SNOW - WILL RESCHEDULE FOR A LATER DATE.

Saturdays, February 11, 18 & 25, 2017 - Beekeepers Introductory Course at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA).

February 13, 2017 - Making Splits for Swarm Control and Colony Increases. Presented by Charity Mack.

March 13, 2017 - Honey Bee Swarms.  Presented by Buddy Hoggard.

April 10, 2017 - Simple, Smart Beekeeping.  Presented by Dr. Kirsten Traynor.

May 8, 2017 - Backyard Queen Rearing: How I Do It.  Presented by Dennis Heidenthal.

June 12, 2017 - Breaking the Brood Cycle for Varroa Control.  Presented by Pete Ostrowski.

IN LIEU OF JULY MEETING:  Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Extractaganza!  Summer Picnic & Honey Extracting PartyDeep Creek Ruritan Club, 200 Luray Street,  Chesapeake, VA 23323

August 14, 2017 - Varroa: Its Effects on Honey Bee Colonies.  Presented by Adolphus Leonard, North Carolina Apiary Inspector, commercial beekeeper and queen producer.

September 11, 2017 - Fall Colony Management - Winter is Coming. Presented by Pam Fisher

October 9, 2017 - Working with Beeswax. Presented by Nick Delphia, Beekeepers Guild President

November 13, 2017 - AZ Hives. Presented by John Oliver of the Northern Neck Beekeepers

IN LIEU OF DECEMBER MEETING: December 11, 2017 - Holiday Social at Black Pelican1625 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Last Updated (Saturday, 09 December 2017 14:29)