Fairs, Festivals and Speakers
SCBA is proud to have active Associations on a State and Local Level.  Here you can find Events that are open to the public and all beekeepers.  If you do not find what you are looking for below please look at the local association websites or contact them click here for local associations.  Speaker information is also available below. Click here for Media Request Form 
 
  1. 2014 Calendar of Events

Ti\his deadline has been extended!

Blackwater Beekeepers Association - Bee Healthy Workshop

September 13 at Conway Cooperative Extension in Conway

Speakers:  Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda & Jennifer Berry

$20-Indivd., $30-Couple, $40-Family

Everyone is welcome-Open for all ages

For more information click here or you can register online- click here

Jerry Dickinson 843-365-4513



The Following 2 Courses are taught by Buddy May


#1 THE WOODLANDS AT FURMAN  “INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING CLASS”

Course  Description:

This course will review beekeeping from the beginning 8000 years ago through today. Learn about bee biology, bees in relation to flowers, managing the honey bee in each season, diseases/pests of the honey bee, and honey extraction. The curriculum is designed so the students can seek the exam for certified beekeeper, if desired. The first 5 weeks will be in the classroom at The Woodlands At Furman and the final 3 weeks will meet at the instructor’s apiary located close to the Furman Campus on three consecutive Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Students will receive hands-on experience and will be required to purchase a hat and veil for entry into the apiary (bee yard).

Required Text book:

First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane (ISBN 978-0-915698-12-7).

Cost of the Course:

Price of the course is $60 and includes the cost of the text book. Residents of The Woodlands at Furman may attend at no charge.

Instructor:

Ralph C. (Buddy) May Jr. has his B.S. degree in Industrial Management from Clemson University. Before retirement, Buddy was C.E.O. of Mandtex, Inc (a manufacturer of Textile Machinery). Buddy is the only double Master Beekeeper in SC, having achieved the level of Certified Master Beekeeper with the Eastern Apicultural Society and the South Carolina Beekeepers Association. He is currently engaged in obtaining his Master Craftsman Level of the SCBA Master Beekeeping Program. He operates 49 hives and manages a Queen Rearing Apiary.

Course Location:

THE WOODLANDS AT FURMAN

1500 Trailhead Court, Greenville, SC 29617

Course Time:

Thursday 6:30 to 8 pm

Course Dates:

September 18, 2014 through November 6, 2014

Registration can be made through emailing Buddy at:   buddy_may@bellsouth.net


#2 FURMAN-OLLI  INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING CLASS

Course Description:
This course will review beekeeping from the beginning 8000 years ago through today. Learn about bee biology, bees in relation to flowers, managing the honey bee in each season, diseases/pests of the honey bee, and honey extraction. The curriculum is designed to the students can seek the exam for certified beekeeper, if desired. The first 5 weeks will be in the classroom at Furman-OLI and the final 3 weeks will meet at the instructor’s apiary located close to the Furman Campus. Students will receive hands-on experience and will be required to purchase a hat and veil for entry into the apiary (bee yard).
Required Text book: First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane (ISBN 978-0-915698-12-7)

Instructor:
Buddy May has his B.S. degree from Clemson University. Before retirement, Buddy was President of Mandtex, Inc (a manufacturer of Textile Machinery). Buddy is a double Master Beekeeper, having achieved the level of Certified Master Beekeeper with the Eastern Apicultural Society and the South Carolina Beekeepers Association. He operates 49 hives and manages a Queen Rearing Apiary.

Course Location:
Herring Center, Huff (HC105)

Course Time:
Thursday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Course Dates:
September 18, 2014 through November 6, 2014
Brochures will be available online July 25 and hard copies Aug. 1.
On line registration begins August 21, 2014.



September 2014 National Honey Month.  Even if you never eat honey, you should still celebrate because you still benefit from how hard bees work!

October 2014 Carolina Foot Hills Heritage Fair   -   http://www.carolinafoothillsheritagefair.org/









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