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:
Due to the current situation with Covid 19 all our meetings are currently being held online via Zoom. Please be sure you are an active member so that you have access to our online meetings. A link will be sent to you in advance of the meeting via email.
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.
Currently we have no upcoming events. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes any members, but due to the current health crisis we will err on the side of caution to preserve the health of our community. When it is safe & responsible to return in person events we will make a formal announcement to our members via email as well as posting here.