SC Honored Beekeepers

Beekeepers of the Year 2016

South Carolina Beekeepers Association pursues greatness. In many ways we recognize each beekeeper that have risen to the top. Each year, SCBA takes submissions from across the state to name SC Beekeeper of the Year and Junior Beekeeper of the Year. We also recognize the Clemson Extension Agents that support our beekeepers. We strive for excellence in jarring our honey and rendering wax.

Click to read the requirements for Beekeeper of the Year.

 

2016 Beekeeper of the Year Dwight Porter – Dacusville Beekeepers

2016 Junior Beekeeper of the Year
Jamison Watson Oconee Beekeepers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Dwight Porter to invite him to come speak at your club.  DDporter1@msn.com

2015 SC Beekeeper of the Year

2015 Beekeeper of the Year

Wes Bommer, SC Beekeeper of the Year

Junior Beekeeper of the Year

Brandon Deitz, Junior Beekeeper of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to read the requirements for Beekeeper of the Year.

South Carolina Beekeeper of the Year 2015
Wes Bommer
MidState Beekeepers Association

Extension Agent of the Year
Bryan Smith in Laurens County

Junior Beekeeper of the Year
Brandon Dietz

Winners of Honey Judging

2015 Best In Show
Joann Gabryszak

2014 Best In Show
June Ponder

Honey Judging Results

Light Pint
Tracey Worley – 1st
Henry Campbell – 2nd
Gaylene Carson – 3rd

Dark Pint
June Ponder – 1st
Jeff Blackwell – 2nd
Gaylene Carson – 3rd

Light Quart
Tracey Worley – 1st
David Janowski – 2nd
Gaylene Carson – 3rd

Dark Quart
Billy Carson – 1st
Jeff Blackwell – 2nd
Henry Campbell – 3rd

One Pound Wax block
Loic Ropers – 1st
David Janowski – 2nd
Billy Carson – 3rd

Black Jar
Billy Carson – 1st
George Pearson – 2nd
Cyndi Banks – 3rd

Best in Show 

June Ponder entry from Dark Pint category.

Honey Judge – Steve Genta
Honey Judge – Zoe Carlin

Please submit names and/or pictures by sending to info@scstatebeekeepers.org

 

SC Master Craftsman Beekeeper

David MacFawn – Midstate
dmacfawn@aol.com

Walter Perrin – Laurens
walteraperrin@bellsouth.net

 

SC Master Beekeepers

Sally Adams – York
mamabeehive@yahoo.com

Charlotte Anderson – Pickens
cdanderson1@charter.net

Donna Boozer – Lakelands
donnaboozer@embarqmail.com

Steve Genta – Piedmont
stevegenta@aol.com

Bill Grayson – Laurens
laurensbees@aol.com

Richard Hanks – Laurens
lhanks@prtcnet.com

Ralph “Buddy” May – Laurens
buddy_may@bellsouth.net

Staci Siler – Aiken
stacisiler@bellsouth.net

Glenn Tyler
protec@sccoast.net

Mell Wallace – Lakeland
ratzandcatz@aol.com

Ed Coleman – Laurens
ahab59@comcast.net 

Bill Grayson – Laurens
laurensbees@aol.com 

Larry Lawson – Lakelands
ldlawson@wctel.net