South Carolina Beekeepers Association

logo scbaThe South Carolina Beekeepers Association is a private non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy ensuring that South Carolina beekeepers have the information and tools they need to meet the challenges of modern beekeeping.

Our mission also includes public education as we strive to provide individuals, and public and private organizations with factual and up to date information about the honey bee, beekeeping, and its importance to our food supply. We have 23 local beekeeping associations in South Carolina with members who are ready willing and able to talk to you about beekeeping in our state and if you ask, might be willing to tell you where you can get good, wholesome, local honey.

The association is governed by a state-wide board of directors who are guided by a set of bylaws. (View bylaws.)


Executive Committee

SCBA is a member based organization representative of commercial, hobby, and small-scale beekeepers, as well as other people interested in the promotion and preservation of honey bees and beekeeping in  South Carolina.

SCBA is governed by elected officers who are all volunteers and serve their regions. They meet regularly to make decisions that guide SCBA forward to meet agendas and goals. SC beekeepers can call on their representatives for issues and get answers for what concerns themselves and honeybees. Below is a list of those names and contact information.

 

Steve McNeely, President
2060 Chester Hwy
York, SC 29745
704-564-5701
tstevemcneely@bellsouth.net

Kerry Owen, Vice President Elect
205 Hampton Avenue
Pickens, SC 29671
864-898-5122
beewellhoney@bellsouth.net

Dwight Porter, Vice President
852 Easley Bridge Road
Easley, SC  29640
864-593-1535
ddporter1@msn.com
Dacusville Beekeepers Association

Cyndi Banks – SCBA Secretary
scstatebeekeepers@gmail.com
Pickens Bee Club

Marie Arnal, Treasurer
PO Box 21298
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
912-713-1262
marnal19@gmail.com
Beaufort Jasper Bee Club

Larry Haigh, Past President
Charleston, SC
843-849-5095
lnhaigh43@gmail.com
Charleston Area Bee Association

You can contact any of the Officers directly or use the general email SCStateBeekeepers@gmail.com.

 

ELECTED DIRECTORS

Director of Upper State
John Gardner
595 Cap Connolly Road
York, SC 29745
803-684-1331
jagsgg@aol.com
Y
ork County Beekeepers Association

Director of Coastal
Henry  Lowrimore-Blackwater
1353 Harbor St
Georgetown  SC 29440
843-527-2093
fhlowrimore@sc.rr.com

Director of Mid-State
Danny Cannon
1437 Jessamine Road
Lexington, SC 29073
803.360.7978
sheldancannon@bellsouth.net
MidState Beekeepers Association

 

LOCAL ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES

Ronnie Rogers, Aiken Association
PO Box 37
Montmorensi, SC 29839
803-648-0229
sundowner@atlanticbb.net

David Arnal, Beaufort/Jasper Association
13 Marshland Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
davidearnal@gmail.com

Buddy Wolfe, Charleston Association
1211 Decoy Court
Mt.Pleasant, SC 29461
864-856-0887
budewi@aol.com

Jim Storm, Charleston Community Gardens
9204 Creedmore Road
Summerville, SC 29458
jimpam4950@aol.com

Larry Lawson, Lakeland Association
417 Mt. Carmel Road
Abbeville, SC 29629
864-446-3250
ldlawson@wctel.net

Cam Brunson, Lancaster Association
177 Raintree Rd 
Great Falls, SC 29055
803-374-9375
lantzbrunson@gmail.com

 Buddy May, Laurens Association
100 Birnam Court
Greenville, SC
864-915-1000
buddy_may@bellsouth.net

Wes Bommer, MidState Association
403 Edisto Lake Road, Wagener, SC 29164
803-564-6487
wesgardens@aol.com

Bill Butts, Oconee Association
133 Robin Road
Westminister, SC 29693
864-647-5947
wgb263ada@hotmail.com

Dwight Porter, Dacusville Association
852 Earls Bridge Road
Easley, SC 29640
864-593-1535
ddporter1@msn.com

Kevin Nicolson, Pickens Association
114 Fairway Drive
Pickens, SC 29671
803-238-1836
Beeker62@icloud.com

Greg Campbell, Spartanburg Association
366 Bramlett Rd.
T
aylors, SC 29687
864-350-0442
gecampbell74@gmail.com

 Michael Radcliffe, Wateree Association
234 Jeffers Circle
Elgin, SC 29045
803-438-8481

EX OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, Advisor
SC State Apiculturist
jtsurud@clemson.edu

Cathy Kittle, State Fair Coordinator
2503 Chatsworth Rd.
Columbia, S.C. 29223
803-699-6088
cjkittle@hotmail.com

David Arnal, Master Beekeeper Program
13 Marshland Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
davidearnal@gmail.com

Buddy May, EAS Delegate
100 Birnam Court
Greenville, SC 29615
864-430-0318
buddy_may@bellsouth.net

Thomas Scott, Forestry & Life Sciences
101 Barrel Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0303
864-656-3084
tscott@clemson.edu