How sweet it is...   

Honey bees are important for our sustainability and the most efficient sustainable system on earth.  Everything they need they produce themselves.  Everything they produce we can use for food, food additives, food seasoning, beneficial health products, beauty products, household products and beneficial candles.  Everything they produce, use and discard, we can recycle back into the hive or use for household remedies.  That is not to mention the pollination service they provide. 
Let's Celebrate the Honeybee Today and Always! 

2014 THEME 
HoneyBee Survivability and Succeeding as a Beekeeper
The Spring Meeting was a success with great speakers with timely Beekeeping information.  Our Speakers worked spent a long time preparing the beekeeping information.  The PowerPoints are listed below.  
Best Beekeeping Practices by Mell Wallace
Miller Method by Mark Sweatman
Media Update by W.Perrin & C.Robinson
Queen Rearing for SCBA by Dwight Porter
Click on the above links, the PowerPoint Show will download to your download folder on your computer.  Go to the download and click to open the PowerPoint Show. You will then have to press your Enter button or Right Arrow button to advance the slides.

Summer Meeting  July 24-26 in Clemson

Other classes & Events  


SC HoneyBee Research Grant 
What research projects do you want to see accomplished that will help SC Beekeepers.  Help Beekeepers in honey production, pest control, eliminating colony deaths, and proven survivability methods.  Please contact Kerry Owens email or call 864-898-5122. 

Recent Publications
EAS Fall Journal 2013-Take time to look thru the articles and pictures.  EAS stands for Eastern Apicultural Society Click here to learn more....   

Catch the Buzz by Kim Flottum, Bee Culture  In this article Kim explains research findings that indicate that the Queen Bee gives signals are deeper than the pheromones she puts out.  More on Kim Flottum .....
Honey bees are very important to SC because of the large number agriculture farms.  Honey bees benefit all crops, gardens, trees and flowers.   For the State of SC Blooms are important to beekeepers.  click here to see the list of plants for SC.

Interested in starting a hive of honey bees, please contact a local association.  All local associations conduct early spring beginner beekeeping classes.  To find an association click here...

We are on the cutting edge of research but to make that happen we need funds to get these projects done.  If you would like to donate click here...

click here to go to SC State FacebookSearch for the Group "SC State Beekeepers" on Facebook to post ads for beekeeping equipment, share tips, photos, or ask questions. 
Pipe Supply Company
Bottling Company moves to Charlotte, NC
One major out-of- pocket annual expense for all beekeepers is purchasing cases of honey jars and lids. Great news for the South Carolina Beekeepers members. Your SCBA Officers have negotiated an agreement with Pipeline Packaging Company to provide glassware and other bee supplies, at a reduced price, along with no shipping charges under certain situations. Pipeline Packaging Company has been one of our major vendors at both the spring and summer meetings. Click on the link provided to learn more about how your bee club can save your members money.

Lisa Willoughby of Pipeline Packaging will be the main contact for SCBA members wishing to make a bulk purchases from Pipeline Packaging. Call Lisa's Office – 864-422-4254. 

Bill Grayson SCBA President-Elect

We are a private non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy ensuring that South Carolina beekeepers have the information & tools they need to meet the challenges of modern beekeeping.

Published on Mar 2, 2013

A short film about honey bees by Peter Nelson. Original score by John Powell. Narrated by Bill McKibben. 
Filmed as part of the Miro Inspiration Challenge sponsored by Vision Research and Abel Cine.


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 19 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. As the man on television used to say...


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