Local Associations

The best way to get to know other beekeepers in your area, and to increase your knowledge about beekeeping, is to get involved in a local beekeeper association. Local associations sponsor monthly meeting, open-hive session, educational events, and guest speakers.

Each Association meets monthly and serves their region. The South Carolina Beekeepers Association is governed by a Board of Directors, and meet regularly to make decisions that guide SCBA forward in beekeeping and honey bee education.

Beginner Beekeeping Classes are being scheduled around the state.  Look below for a club near you to sign up for a class.  Classes can begin as early as January to Late March. Each club will be on average 12 hours of instructions by qualified instructors.  The beginner beekeeping class will teach everything you need for the first year.  We recommend that you request a mentor to help guide you each month.  At the end of your first year you will receive a State Certification.

SCBA Beekeeper Associations

TClick on the club nearest you on the map above to see more information..


Aiken County Beekeepers Association
www.aikenbeekeepers.org

Anderson County Beekeepers Association
http://www.andersonbeekeepers.org

Beaufort / Jasper Beekeepers Association
David Arnal
843-384-2803
davidearnal@gmail.com

Blackwater Beekeepers Association
www.blackwaterbeekeepers.org

Charleston Area Beekeepers Association
www.charlestonbees.org

Charleston Community Gardens
JIm Storhm
843-640-4247
jimpam4950@aol.com

Cherokee County Beekeepers Association
Don Robbs
864-480-9985
Cherokee Bee Club

Chester County Beekeeping Association
Chris Wissinger
980-721-4153 (C)
wissingerchris@yahoo.com

Dacusville Beekeepers
Dwight Porter
864-593-1535   
dacusvillebeekeepers@gmail.com

Edisto Beekeepers Association
Gilbert Miller
803-793-6614
gmllr@clemson.edu 

Fort Mill Bee Club
Al Wendt
773-306-9420
fmbeeclub@gmail.com

Lakelands Beekeepers Association
Ed Coleman
ahab59@comcast.net
http://lakelandsbeekeepers.wixsite.com/gwdsc

Lancaster County Beekeepers Association
Eddie Lowery
803-287-3503
elowery1981@msn.com
www.lancastercountybeekeepers.com

Laurens County Beekeepers Association
Lucreita Hanks
864 682 2040
pw17laurens@prtcnet.com

Lowcountry Beekeepers Association
Scott Biering
843-835-5912

Midstate Beekeepers Association
www.scmidstatebeekeepers.org

Oconee County Beekeepers Association
https://www.facebook.com/oconeebees/

Pee Dee Beekeepers Association
Bekki Medsker
843-679-0718 (additional contact)

Pickens County Beekeepers Association
www.pickenscountyscbeekeepers.com

Piedmont Beekeepers Association
www.piedmontbeekeepers.org

Spartanburg County Beekeepers Association
www.spartanburgbeekeepers.com

Union County Beekeepers Association
Frank Pennas
864 426 6784
jpennas@hughes.net

Wateree Beekeepers Association
www.kcbeekeepers.webs.com

York County Beekeepers Association
www.yorkcountybeekeepers.org