SCBA Summer Beekeeping Conference 2014
The Summer Beekeeping Conference, a 3 day conference, features open sessions with top honeybee researchers, one day intermediate beekeeping short course, certified and journeyman written test, vendors with beekeeping equipment sales, local SC vendors, door prizes, and BBQ cookout.
Cost of 2014 Conference has not been determined the following is the 2013 pricing....
Individual & Family (member)--$20.00 & $30
Non-member Individual & Family--$25 & $35
If you would like to join the SC State Association click here..
Registration Fee for Walk-Ins add $10.
or if you choose to mail in registration will be available by June 1
Journeyman One Day Class will be offered on Thursday, July 24 and Written Exam and practical test will be offered on Friday, July 25th during the first breakout session. All beekeepers are welcome to sit in for a refresher course. Sign up during the registration process.
All levels of the Written Exams Offered & Journeyman Practical Exam will be offered on July 25th during the first breakout session. The cost of the exams along with journeyman practical is $10. The cost of the certification and master exam will be $10. Sign up during the registration process.
You and Family....
We encourage you to bring the family and enjoy Clemson Campus. There is lots to do in Clemson such as hiking, fishing, rock climbing, sightseeing on campus, shops nearby, near by water park, and movie theaters.
Must See: South Carolina Botanical Gardens, Brooks Center for Performing Arts, Larry W Abernathy Waterfront Park and World of Energy in Oconee, the Walker Golf Course at Clemson University.
2014 lodging has not been updated but will have pricing before registration begins.
There are several options for lodging for the conference has is provided with many hotels in Clemson. Clemson Dorm rooms are close by and affordable.
Hotels: When registering please say you are with SCBA for a special pricing.
Sleep Inn, 864-653-6000;
Days Inn, 864-653-4411;
Holiday Inn Express, 864-654-9410;
Comfort Inn, (864) 653-3600
Dorm Rooms Features: Dorm Rooms are available on campus for a low price. These rooms are efficiency apartments with handicap access. Each apartment has one common area with kitchen, bathroom and single occupancy room with single bed. Linen packages ($15) are available from the university or bring your own.
Friday Night BBQ
Friday evening we will have a BBQ dinner, a horseshoe pitching tournament and a smoker lighting contest at Jimmy Howard’s home in Pendleton. This has become an annual event enjoyed by everyone.
Honey and Beeswax Judging
We will have a honey show and competition at our summer meeting this year. Bring along a container of your best honey. Please do not place a label on your honey containers. Honey classes will be pint and quart extracted. There will be light and dark classes, so do not be concerned if your honey is dark. A “black jar class” will be included again this year. This class will be judged on taste only. Small black jars will be provided at the show, so bring a sample of your best tasting honey and take this ribbon home.
We will be judging for a 1 lb. block of beeswax.
Honey and beeswax entries should be turned in for the competition from 8:00-10:00 Friday morning. Entries will not be accepted past 10:00. Ribbons will be awarded for each category and a “best of show ribbon” will be included.