2018 Special Events

2018 Special Events


(Please note that these events unless listed as free will required tickets to be purchased for admittance.
They do typically sell out, so please reserve early)


  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, including events.
  • Reserve these early, as tickets are sold on a first come basis and some events are limited.
  • Take advantage of these great opportunities to socialize with fellow beekeepers and short course and conference speakers. 
  • Guests not attending the conference are welcome and can be added to the registration


Monday, August 13: St. George’s Brewing Company Tour (FREE Event)

St. Georges Brewing Company http://www.stgbeer.com

Tap Room hours 12 pm to 8 pm; Tours start at 6:30 pm

204 Challenger Way Hampton, VA 23666

Tour a local brewery while learning about the partnership that one backyard beekeeper cultivated into a small business.  Sample craft beers, including honey lager made with honey from the onsite apiary, while enjoying music and offerings from local food trucks. Brewery is 5.5 miles from HRCC, about a 14-minute drive.


Tuesday, August 14: Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise (registration required) $30 Per Person

Miss Hampton II Cruises https://www.misshamptoncruises.com

Ships boards at 6:30 pm Cruise is from 7 pm to 9 pm

710 Settlers Landing Rd Hampton, VA 23669

Join us aboard the Miss Hampton II for a nautical experience showcasing the 400-year history of the Hampton Roads harbor. Snacks and cash bar available on board. The dock is 3 miles from HRCC; a 10-minute drive.


Wednesday, August 15: Beekeeper Beach Bash & Barbeque at Paradise Ocean Club (registration required) $30.00 Per Person 

Paradise Ocean Club https://www.paradiseoceanclub.com

4 pm to 8 pm

490 Fenwick Road Fort Monroe, VA 23651  

Beach party and picnic at the Paradise Ocean Club.  The private dining shelter, Olympic-size pool, private beach and Tiki Bar will provide loads of fun for everyone. Ticket includes all-day pass to Paradise Ocean Club. Club is 7 miles from HRCC, about a 20-minute drive.


Wednesday, August 15: Screening of "Queen of the Sun" (FREE event & Open to the Public) 

Hampton Roads Convention Center, Ballroom ABC

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Relax at the Convention Center with a few dozen, or more, of your closest friends and enjoy the award-winning film with beekeeper discussion to follow.

Trailer & Website for Movie


Thursday, August 16: Jamestown All-Day Field Trip (registration required)   $52 Per Person

Jamestown, Virginia

8 am to 5 pm Meet in Lobby of HRCC at 8 am

Visit Historic Jamestown and Jamestown Settlement to explore the world of America’s first permanent English colony and the Powhatan Indian, English and West African cultures that converged in the 17th century. Lunch is own your own at the Settlement Cafe

Historic Jamestown Settlement Site | Jamestown Settlement Site


Thursday, August 16: Tea with Celia Davis, NDB (registration required) $15 Per Person

Mercury Ballroom Embassy Suites Hotel

4 pm to 5 pm

Join Celia Davis, NDB, author and keynote speaker for a conversation about beekeeping in the British Isles. Tea with Assorted Finger Sandwiches, Fresh Baked Cookies, Blueberry Scones, Tea Cakes and Sliced Seasonal Fruit. (limited to 40 people)

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