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Welcome to the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia (BGSV). 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.

8 August's meeting will be a hybrid meeting; in-person and virtual; however, we are still limited to 30 for in-person attendance based on Towne Bank's policy. If you would like to attend August's meeting in person, please sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0549afa92aa1fe3-august. To attend August's meeting virtually on the 8th at 7 pm, follow the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86235578409. Please allow some extra time as the Zoom site may require updates. You can log in 30 minutes prior to meeting start time.

Where you can find us next...

  • Virginia Honey Bee Festival 2022

    VHBF logoJoin the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia at the Norfolk Botanical Garden for a fun filled day on Saturday, August 20th from 10 AM to 4 PM.  The annual Virginia Honey Bee Festival features honey and hive products for sale, activities, vendors and great information. The Norfolk Botanical Garden is located at 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518. Click here for directions.  

    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 visit the many interactive displays.  Great activities for the entire family include beeswax candle rolling and the busy bee beanbag toss! Kids that come dressed as a bee get a free honey stick! Special activities also in the Children’s Garden. Don't miss the food trucks on the patio. 

    The Honey Bee is a sweet deal and so is the Honey Bee Festival!  View video highlights from 2012 for what to expect at this event. 
  • 2022 VBMG's Fall Gardening Festival

    The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia will be hosting a booth at the Virginia Beach Master Gardener's Fall Gardening Festival located on the grounds of the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center.  Admission and parking are free.  The event features horticultural speakers, tours of the display gardens and arboretum, a plant and bake sale, and free demonstrations on building Bluebird houses, Mason bee houses and more. The last time this event was held, over 2,000 people attended the festival!

    Festival hours are 8:30  AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2022 with a rain date of September 25, 2022. 

    Guild members will be providing education on the importance of honey bees, offering children's activities and selling local honey and hive products.