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Spring 2021 Beginning Beekeeping Course

March 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Certified Beginner’s Beekeeping Course in Camden, SC  29020.    This course will be offered at an outdoor location with proper social distancing.

The course is a series of classes, to prepare you to be a Certified SC Beekeeper, on the following dates; February 20, and March 6, 13, 20,  and the 27th.

Time: Approximately 11:00-2:00

The fee will include a recommended beginner book, a membership with the WBA.

What will I learn?

  • Races of honey bees and terminology
  • Anatomy, biology, and physiology of honeybees
  • Types of hives, hive parts, and accessories
  • Products of the Hive
  • Why keep honeybees, agricultural dependence, and history of honeybees
  • Startup cost and equipment needed
  • Feeding, transporting & hive placement
  • Why honeybees swarm and their management
  • Disorders, parasites, and hive invaders
  • How bees make it through the cold winter months & what we can do to help
  • How to inspect a hive and honey harvesting
  • Pollination and management of a hive throughout different seasons.
  • When, where and how to buy bees

IF you wish to take the Certified Examination at the end of the course, it is an additional $10 paid to the South Carolina Beekeepers Association, at the time of the test, and you must be a member of the SCBA (which is another $10 fee).The test is NOT required to keep bees in SC.

There will be no food or drink included in the class. You are encouraged to bring your lunch, and drinks. It is suggested that everyone bring notetaking materials.


March 6, 2021
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Camden, SC
634 W. Dekalb Street
Camden, SC 29021 United States
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