The South Carolina Master Beekeeping program began in 1996 and is designed to provide interested students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to become successful beekeepers and to be able to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the public. A successful beekeeper is one who can keep Read More ...
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
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Aiken County Beekeepers Association
Anderson County Beekeepers Association
Beaufort / Jasper Beekeepers Association
Blackwater Beekeepers Association
Charleston Area Beekeepers Association
Charleston Community Gardens
Cherokee County Beekeepers Association
Cherokee Bee Club
Chester County Beekeeping Association
Edisto Beekeepers Association
Fort Mill Bee Club
Lakelands Beekeepers Association
Lancaster County Beekeepers Association
Laurens County Beekeepers Association
Lowcountry Beekeepers Association
Midstate Beekeepers Association
Oconee County Beekeepers Association
Pee Dee Beekeepers Association
843-679-0718 (additional contact)
Pickens County Beekeepers Association
Piedmont Beekeepers Association
Spartanburg County Beekeepers Association
Union County Beekeepers Association
Wateree Beekeepers Association
York County Beekeepers Association