The Beekeepers' Guild of Southeast Virginia meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. Due to current mitigations to reduce the Spread of COVID-19, we will be having our monthly meeting via virtual-based utilizing Zoom virtual meeting platform to conduct the meeting.  To attend our meetings, on meeting day follow the link Please allow some extra time as the Zoom site may require updates. You can log in 30 minutes prior to meeting start time.

Meetings are very informal, lasting 1½ to 2 hours. They consist of an educational program followed by a business meeting; both are 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!

Current 2022 Topics:

January 10, 2022- Winter Feeding - Dennis Heidenthal (Virtual)

February 14, 2022 So Many Choices: Woodenware Options - Dennis Heidenthal, Nick Delphia, Stephan Biela, Steve Jones (in-person and virtual)

March 14, 2022-  Making Colony Splits for Swarm Prevention and Increased Honey Production - Pam Fisher (in-person and virtual)

April 11, 2022The Swarm That Didn't Get Away - Stephen Biela (in-person and virtual)

May 9, 2022- Installation of bees; Packages and Nucleus Colonies - Dennis Heidenthal (in-person and virtual)

June 13, 2022 Robbing the Bees/Pulling the Honey - Rick Fisher (in-person and virtual)

July 16, 2022 - Extractaganza

August 8, 2022 Colony and Mite Management - Dr. James Wilson

September 12, 2022 -  History of Beekeeping - Dr. Dewey Caron 

October 10, 2022 Cancelled due to lack of venue to hold it

November 14, 2022 -  Queen Rearing - Ruth  Merideth

December 12, 2022 -  Holiday Social Event

January 9, 2023 - Emergency Feeding - Bill Gregory