The Nansemond Painted Hive Body Competition
This is an art competition to showcase hive bodies that are painted, judged, then auctioned off to support honey bee research.
2022 Painted Hive Body Art Competition
The 2022 PHB Competition is about to Start! Boxes will be put together and primed during a Hive Body Party Saturday, November 13th from 1-3pm at G&S Apiary. 15981 Breezy Hill Ln, Smithfield, VA, 23430. Once they are done artists can start picking up their boxes and letting their imaginations go wild.
Updates to Follow
The 2021 PHB auction is over! Thank you to all those that took the time to paint a box or bid on a box. The bidding was fast and furious at the Virginia State Beekeepers Conference in October 2021. All profits from the auction go towards our annual grant which has been combined with the money raised during the 2020 auction as well. We are still looking for Grant Applications to be submitted. They are available on the website.
Congratulations to the Art Contest Winners!
Every one is a winner in our book that took the time to paint a box. Here are the names of those that took home the ribbons:
Youth: 1st Place Colton Hunter
2nd Place Charlotte Ward
3rd Place Miranda Ward
High School: 1st Place Caroline Eure
2nd Place Jenna Spain
3rd Place Nansemond Suffolk Academy 8th Grade
Adult Amateur: 1st Place Tammy Sheppard
2nd Place Lisa Bright
3rd Place Lisa Bright
Professional: 1st Place Lindsay Riddick
2nd Place Jajala Schweiger
3rd Place Sam Sayampanathan