Beekeeper Information

The Environmental Services Division strives to maintain a strong, environmentally sound program that focuses on ecology, while controlling Hampton's mosquito population and reducing diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and other living organisms.

We achieve a "bee friendly" mosquito control program by reducing pesticide quantities and application frequencies, using pesticides with lower toxicity, informing beekeepers when pesticides are going to be used, and creating and updating maps that show pesticide applicators where hives are located. Two key eco-friendly strategies help us achieve our goal:

  • Conducting public outreach and education
  • Strengthening Hampton's natural bio-rational diversity, which improves the effectiveness of juvenile and adult mosquito predation

You can learn more about the City of Hampton’s Pollinator Protection Plan here.

To help us in our outreach efforts, we ask that local beekeepers contact the 311 Call Center by dialing 757-727-8311 or fill out this form to give us emergency contact information and general hive locations. This information is critical when pesticides are being applied in a neighborhood because it helps us avoid direct and indirect contact between hives and drifting pesticide. The Environmental Services biologist or manager will personally contact each apiarist.

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