Agriculture depends greatly on the honeybee for pollination. Honeybees account for 80% of all insect pollination. Without such pollination, we would see a significant decrease in the yield of fruits and vegetables. With more and more urban development and the growth of cities, there is less and less foraging available to bees. However, areas like Virginia Beach contain a rich assortment of nectar and pollen for honeybees, thanks to homeowners’ gardens and the fields of agriculture. We welcome you to venture out to one of our meetings to witness the beekeeper camaraderie and one of the most amazing insects, our honeybee! If you have already decided you want to join send us an email so we can send you an. We are looking forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming meetings or events.
The VBBC meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. The meeting location is at:
Shadowlawn Church located at 520 Norfolk Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Meetings are very informal, lasting 1½ to 2 hours. Each meeting begins with an open forum to discuss what is currently happening in the hives, a guest speaker with an educational presentation and a business meeting open to the public. Our members hail from the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake areas. Our members are beginning beekeepers and experienced beekeeping mentors ready to assist anyone wishing to get started in beekeeping.
2023 BEGINNER CLASS.......The VBBC is planning a beginner beekeeping class during the Fall of 2023. Projected date is Saturday, October 21. It will be a one day class on the selected Saturday. More information will be coming at a later date.