On this page you will find a list of Local Associations, Board of Directors Listing, and the Document Vault.


South Carolina has Local Associations all over the state.  Each Association meets monthly and serve their region. South Carolina is governed by a Board of Directors and meet at regular intervals to help make decisions that guide SCBA forward in beekeeping and honey bee education.    


 Local Association Listing Board of DirectorsSCBA Document Vault


  __________ Local Associations  _______________


Bee Removal If you are having an issue with honeybees on your property, please contact a local beekeeper.  There is also additional resources click here.


Aiken County Beekeepers Association

www.aikenbeekeepers.org 

 

Anderson County Beekeepers Association

 

Beaufort / Jasper Beekeepers Association

davidearnal@gmail.com

 

Blackwater Beekeepers Association

www.blackwaterbeekeepers.org

 

Charleston Area Beekeepers Association

www.charlestonbees.org


Charleston Community Gardens

www.facebook.com/CharlestonCommunityBeeGardens/

 

Cherokee County Beekeepers Association

Chester County Beekeeping Association

Dacusville Beekeepers

 

Edisto Beekeepers Association

gmllr@clemson.edu

 

Fort Mill Bee Club 

Facebook.com/FortMillBeeClub

 

Lakelands Beekeepers Association

LakeLends Beekeepers Assoc.

 

Lancaster County Beekeepers Association

www.lancastercountybeekeepers.com

 

Laurens County Beekeepers Association

www.lcbka.org

 

Lowcountry Beekeepers Association

Scott Biering  843-835-5912

 

Midstate Beekeepers Association

www.scmidstatebeekeepers.org

 

Oconee County Beekeepers Association

3soccersteve@gmail.com

 

Pee Dee Beekeepers Association

 

Pickens County Beekeepers Association

www.pickenscountyscbeekeepers.com

 

Piedmont Beekeepers Association

www.piedmontbeekeepers.org

 

Spartanburg County Beekeepers Association

www.spartanburgbeekeepers.com

 

Union County Beekeepers Association

www.Facebook.com/UnionCoBees

 

Wateree Beekeepers Association

www.kcbeekeepers.webs.com

 

York County Beekeepers Association

www.yorkcountybeekeepers.org


 
A Person Who Keeps Honey Bees is a Beekeeper. If you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper, Here are suggestions you should think about and take action on:

 

CONTACT LOCAL ASSOCIATION


There are several steps that we advise to become a beekeeper.  One is contact your local beekeeping club.  Make that contact to see when a beginner bee class will begin and begin attending monthly meetings.  


REQUEST BEEKEEPER CATALOGS AND MAGAZINES


The next step is request beekeeping catalogs (Brushy Mountain, Mann-Lake, Dadant, Rossman and Miller Bee Supply).  Those catalogs are very informative and you can familiarize yourself on equipment to purchase.  


BUDGET


The next step is set aside a budget of about $500 for all your supplies for one year.  That includes, beginner class, two colonies, the woodenware, tools, and protective gear.  


LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT


The next step is start looking for a place to put your bees.  Bees need good forage with lots of nectar and pollen.  The best situation is different plants that offer blooms all year round.  Bees need water, nectar and pollen to produce honey.  


PROTECTION


Consider how you can protect your bees from pesticides.  You may want to have a conversation with neighbors using pesticides sparingly and make sure they know how to apply any chemicals on their blooming plants.  


READING RESOURCES


The next step is buy a beekeeping book.  We recommend " First Lessons in Beekeeping", "Storey's Guide to Keeping Bees" There are a ton of books out there but this a good one that will get you started.  

The next step is to find a beekeeping mentor that will help you answer all the questions.


FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA


You may want to follow us on Facebook/SC State Beekeepers.  We can help you with questions too.  The State Assoc. offers a bee class at our summer meeting.  When you become a State Member you will get notification of all our events.  Visit our website often to stay informed.


WHEN TO START


The spring is a good place to start keeping bees.  So you have time between now and then to research and get involved in the meetings.  


GET STARTED


Wow, that is your homework assignment!  Get Busy!


SCBA is governed by elected Officers. They are all volunteers and serve their regions.  They are asked to meet at regular intervals to help 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.   

Executive Committee List


Officers

President - SCBA
Larry Haigh

Charleston, SC
843-849-5095
lnhaigh43@gmail.com
Charleston Area Bee Association
Vice-President elect
Steve McNeely 
2060 Chester Hwy
York, SC 29745
704-564-5701
tstevemcneely@bellsouth.net 
Vice President
Kerry Owen
205 Hampton Ave.,
Pickens, SC 29671
864-898-5122
Email: beewellhoney@bellsouth.net

Secretary - SCBA
Cynthia Robinson

343 Rainbow Circle
Clover, SC  29710
803-981-2495
RainbowCircleHoneyFarm@gmail.com
Member of Fort Mill Bee Club
 
Treasurer
Marie Arnal

PO Box 21298

Hilton Head Island, SC  29925

912-713-1262

Email:  marnal19@gmail.com

Eck Miller
Past President - SCBA
York, SC  29745
803-831-1021
Email:  eckmiller@bellsouth.net
Member of York County 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 Rd. ,
York, SC 29745

803-684-1331 cell 803-322-1730
jagsgg@aol.com
Director of Coastal     
Glenn Tyler

1876 Southern Crest Dr.

Loris, SC 29569

(h) 843-756-7708 (c) 843-251-7343

protec@sccoast.net                         
Director of Mid-State
Danny Cannon
1437 Jessamine Rd,
Lexington, SC  29073
sheldancannon@bellsouth.net 
803.360.7978

   Local Associations Representatives  
Kevin Nicolson
Pickens Assoc.
114 Fairway Dr.  
Pickens, SC 29671
803-238-1836
beeker62@icloud.com
Buddy Wolfe
Charleston ABA
1211 Decoy Court,
Mt.Pleasant, SC 29461
(H) 864-856-0887
Email: budewi@aol.com
Ronnie Rogers
Aiken Assoc.
PO Box 37
Montmorensi, SC 29839
(h) 803-648-0229
(c) 803-507-5155
sundowner@atlanticbb.net
Larry Lawson
Lakeland Assoc.
417 Mt. Carmel Rd.  
Abbeville, SC  29629 
(h)864-446-3250
(c)864-378-3810
ldlawson@wctel.net
Jim Storhm
Charleston Community Gardens

9204 Creedmore Rd.,
Summerville, SC 29458
843-640-42
jimpam4950@aol.com


Wes Bommer
MidState

403 Edisto Lake Rd., Wagener, SC 29164
803-564-6487
Email: wesgardens@aol.com
Local Club: Mid-State
Bill Butts
Oconee Assoc.
133 Robin Rd.
Westminister, SC 29693
(h) 864-647-5947
(c)864-723-2410
wgb263ada@hotmail.com 

David Arnal

Beaufort/Jasper

13 Marshland Rd

Hilton Head Island, SC  29926

davidearnal@gmail.com

Noel Hurley
Lancaster Assoc.
2688 Bill Thompson Rd.
Lancaster, SC  29720
803-285-2658
hurleyn@comporium.net
Buddy May
Laurens Assoc.
100 Birnam Court  
Greenville, SC 29615
864-915-1000
buddy_may@bellsouth.net 
  Michael Radcliffe
Wateree Assoc.
234 Jeffers Circle
Elgin, SC  29045
803-438-8481
mhradco@hotmail.com
Dwight Porter
Piedmont Assoc.
852 Earls Bridge Rd.  
Easley, SC  29640
864-593-1535
ddporter1@msn.com 
 
Mark Sweatman
Spartanburg

145B Center Rd.,
Landrum, SC  29356
864 895 1034 
mlsweatman@gmail.com

   

 


EX OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS


Advisor
Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda
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

 

Ralph (Buddy) May, Jr

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

tscott@clemson.edu

864-656-3084

 

 

 


SCBA Document Vault


Our State Association is a non profit organization.  We are governed by ByLaws that accepted by the membership.  SCBA ByLaws


President's October Message .... click to view


Guidelines for Beekeeper of the Year, Junior Beekeeper of the Year and Extension Agent of the Year...click here to view


Checklist for New Local Associations....click here to view


Guidelines for Youth Apprenticeship ...click here (still draft format)


Guidelines for Mentoring Program...click here  (still draft format)



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