Public Service

One of our duties as SC Beekeepers is to help the public understand about honey bees and to be of service in the following ways:
  • Beekeepers manage colonies in managed hives which produce Honey.  
  • Beekeepers manage colonies for the purpose of pollinating agriculture crops and backyard gardens.
  • Beekeepers may perform honey bee removal in structures and on outside vegetation and structures.
Information to consider in Becoming a Beekeeper click here

For Bee Removals please click to see your options

Aiken County Beekeepers Association

www.aikenbeekeepers.org


Anderson County Beekeepers Association

Joe Duffy  864-437-9429  

 

 

Beaufort / Jasper Beekeepers Association

David Arnal  843-384-2803

  

Blackwater Beekeepers Association

www.blackwaterbeekeepers.org

 

Charleston Area Beekeepers Association

www.charlestonbees.org

 

 

Cherokee County Beekeepers Association
Don Robbs 864-480-9985
 www.cherokeebeeclub.com

 

Edisto Beekeepers Association

Gilbert Miller 803-793-6614

 

 Lakelands Beekeepers Association

www.lakelandsbeekeepers.com

 

Lancaster County Beekeepers Association

www.lancastercountybeekeepers.com

  

Laurens County Beekeepers Association

http://LCBKA.com

 

Lowcountry Beekeepers Association

Archie Biering  843-835-5912

  

Midstate Beekeepers Association

www.scmidstatebeekeepers.org

 

Oconee County Beekeepers Association

www.clemson.edu/extension/county/oconee/programs

 

Pee Dee Beekeepers Association

 

Pickens County Beekeepers Association

www.pickenscountyscbeekeepers.com

 

Piedmont Beekeepers Association

www.pba.beebuzz.org

 

Spartanburg County Beekeepers Association

Dennis Fleming  865-578-2864

www.spartanburgbeekeepers.com

 

Union County Beekeepers Association

Jean Pennas  864-426-6784

 jpennas@hughes.net

 

Wateree Beekeepers Association

www.kcbeekeepers.webs.com

 

 

York County Beekeepers Association

www.yorkcountybeekeepers.org

A Person Who Keeps Honey Bees is a Beekeeper. Here are the things you should think about and take action on:


There are several steps that we advise to become a beekeeper.  One is contact your local beekeeping club.  Make that contact to see when a beginner bee class will begin and begin attending monthly meetings.  


The next step is request beekeeping catalogs (Brushy Mountain, Mann-Lake, Dadant, Rossman and Miller Bee Supply).  Those catalogs are very informative and you can familiarize yourself on equipment to purchase.  

The next step is set aside a budget of about $500 for all your supplies for one year.  That includes, beginner class, two colonies, the woodenware, tools, and protective gear.  


The next step is start looking for a place to put your bees.  Bees need good forage with lots of nectar and pollen.  The best situation is different plants that offer blooms all year round.  The other thing that is important is water, bees need water to produce honey.


The next step is buy a beekeeping book.  We recommend " First Lessons in Beekeeping", "Beekeeping For Dummies' There are a ton of books out there but this a good one that will get you started.  


The next step is to find a beekeeping mentor that will help you answer all the questions.


You may want to follow us on Facebook/SC State Beekeepers.  We can help you with questions too.  The State Assoc. offers a bee class at our summer meeting.  When you become a State Member you will get notification of all our events.  Visit our website often to stay informed.


The spring is a good place to start keeping bees.  So you have time between now and then to research and get involved in the meetings.  


Wow, that is your homework assignment!  Get Busy!








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