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Sunday, April 8 • 2-4pm
• Independence Blvd Location Virginia Beach •

A backyard beehive is the perfect place for our most important pollinator, the honey bee! Join a growing group of gardeners each month to discuss how to keep bees in a topbar beehive and learn how to set up your own beehive. Seasonal meetings are held at various McDonald Garden Center locations on the second Sunday of some months. Meetings are hosted by local bee keeper, Ruth Meredith, McDonald employee and member of the Hampton Roads Bee Keepers. Meetings are FREE. RSVP HERE. The April meeting is specifically about spring buildup and manipulations for a honey harvest.. Don't miss out. For more information, email or visit

Dates for Meetings at the Virginia Beach Independence Location:
1144 Independence Blvd

  • April 8, 2018​​​
  • October 14, 2018​​​

Dates for Meetings at the Hampton Corp Office McDonald Garden Center:
1107 W. Pembroke Ave

  • May 13, 2018​​​

A topbar beehive kit is available locally from a bee woodenware supplier in the Hampton Roads area.