The following local clubs and associations are SCBA Affiliated and are offering beginning level beekeeping classes, many using the Master Beekeeping Program’s 2023 Certified Level Materials. This course prepares a beginning beekeeper to start their beekeeping journey through the first year as well as sit for the Certified Level Beekeeper exams – the foundational level in the SCBA Master Beekeeping Program.
Please contact the local club directly for specific course details:
Aiken Beekeepers Association / Tuesdays: January 31- February 28 / 6-8pm / Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC / More Information HERE
Anderson Beekeepers Association / Tuesdays: February 21 – March 28, 6:30-8:30pm; Field Day Saturday: April 1 / Anderson University, 431 Williamston Rd. RM. 101, Anderson SC 29621 / Contact click HERE / Register HERE
Blackwater Beekeepers Association / Horry County Clemson Extension, Conway, SC / Tuesdays: January 17 – February 21 / Register HERE
Charleston Area Beekeepers / January 21 and 22, 8:30am-5pm / 202 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC / More Information and Register HERE
Charleston Community Bee Gardens / January 14 and 15, 9am-5pm / Dorchester County Career and Technology Center, 507 School House Rd, Dorchester, SC / More Information HERE / Register HERE
Chester County Beekeepers Association / Tuesdays: February 7th – March 31st, 6:30-8:30pm / Market Building, 116 Columbia Street, Chester / Registration Contact: Chestercountybeekeepers@gmail.com
Lowcountry Beekeepers / January 7, 9am-5pm / Field Day: April 15, 9am-noon / Bee City, 1066 Holly Ridge Lane, Cottageville, SC / Registration Deadline: January 1, 2023 / More Information and Registration HERE
Midstate Beekeepers Association / Saturdays: January 21, February 18, March 18 / Platt Springs United Methodist Church, 3215 Platt Springs Rd, West Columbia, SC / More Information and Registration HERE
Ridge Beekeepers Association / Saturdays: January 14, February 11, March 11 / Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Calhoun St, Johnston, SC / More Information HERE / Registration Contact: email@example.com
Spartanburg Beekeepers Association / Saturdays: January 14 through February 18 / Spartanburg Community College / More Information and Registration HERE
Sumter Beekeepers Association / Saturdays: Jan 14, 21; 8:30-4:30 / 1770 US-15 South, Sumter, SC 29153/ Contact HERE
Wateree Beekeepers Association / Camden / Thursdays: Jan 26, Feb 9,16,23, March 9 / 6pm-8:30pm / More Information HERE
York County Beekeepers Association / Thursdays: January 19-March 16, 6-8pm / Bullock Creek Church, 1212 Edgefield Rd, York / Contact HERE
Additional clubs around the state may be offering beginning beekeeping classes. You may locate a club near you HERE.