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.

2021 Painted Hive Body Art Competition

The 2021 PHB Competition is underway! Boxes are on show at Hampton Roads Wholesalers in Newport News. Stop in to see the great work our artists have contributed and bid on all your favorites. Since Virginia State Beekeepers Association meeting has been postponed until October, the judging of the art competition will be announced as soon as a new date & venue have been chosen.

Updates to Follow

The 2020 PHB auction is not yet over! Please check out the entries currently up for bid at G&S Apiaries during club meetings. Bid on your favorites and help support Honey Bee Research. This auction ends April 13th so don't delay in making your bid. All profits from the auction go towards our annual grant.