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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.

Our July meeting will be the EXTRACTAGANZA...please see below.

8 August's meeting will be a hybrid meeting; in-person and virtual; however, we may be limited to 30 for in-person attendance; if so, we will update this info and provide a means to RSVP.  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.

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    Ever wonder how beekeepers remove the honey from the honeycomb?  ExtracterSpinning

    Join the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia as we extract honey on Saturday, July 9th at the Deep Creek Ruritan Club  located at 200 Luray St, Chesapeake, VA 23323.  We will open up for the public beginning 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!


  • Norfolk Botanical Garden Butterfly Festival 2022

    The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia will be hosting one of the booths featuring honey bee educational displays and information at the NBG 2022 Butterfly Festival. 

    Join NBG and the Butterfly Society of Virginia for the 2022 Butterfly Festival being held on July 16, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm! Enjoy educational booths and dem-Monarch.jpg
    onstrations, as well as lots of activities for butterfly enthusiasts of all ages. Guest are encouraged to dress up in their best butterfly costume. This event will be held on the grounds of Norfolk Botanical Garden. Norfolk Botanical Garden is located at 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518. Click here for directions. 

  • 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.