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:
Total Wine & More located at 1744 Laskin Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23454. In the meeting room located at the back right corner of the store.
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, a 10 to 15 minute break 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.
Our April meeting has been canceled to the ongoing health crisis, currently affecting our area. We apologize for any inconvenience this is causing.
Mentorship is available to any club member. If you are interested getting a mentor or becoming a mentor please join us at our monthly meeting to discuss your needs.
Information regarding swarm removal.