The Beekeepers' Guild of Southeast Virginia meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in Towne Hall, a wing of Towne Bank located at 137 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. (click here for directions).
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!
Current 2020 Topics:
January 7, 2020- Adolphus Leonard, Winter Management & Spring Preparation,
February 10, 2020- Etienne Nadean, NC Born and Bred Queen Program,
March 09, 2020- Dennis Heidenthal, Hive Splits, Swarms, and Nucs
April 13, 2020- Bill Gregory, Hive inspections / management (virtual)
April 25, 2020 - Dennis Heidenthal, Swarm Bucket Workshop (virtual)
May 11, 2020- Andy Westrick, Varroa mite suppression and management (Virtual)
June 8, 2020- Open forum discussion
2020 Extractaganza is cancelled
July 13, 2020 - Dennis Heidenthal, Fall Preparations, Pest and Hive Management,
August 10, 2020 - Ms. Dreda Symonds, Mosquito Spraying Control Efforts, and Andy Westrich, Storm Preparation and Mosquito Spraying Misting Device for Hives
September 14, 2020 - Dr. James Wilson, Varroa mite monitoring and management; fall management techniques, including; pest management, requeening, combining hives, and supplemental feeding
October 12, 2020 - Theo Hartmann, New findings during 2020 swarm season; Mite treatments on brood rearing, Fall feeding; and BroodMinder discussions
November 9, 2020 - TBD
IN LIEU OF DECEMBER MEETING: - Holiday Social, venue TBD