This website dedicated to helping South Carolina beekeepers stay informed about beekeeping and honey bees.  If you are visiting this page to understand more about honey bees you are in the right place too.  

Upcoming Events and Program Dates

  • September begins the membership drive through December
  • October 11-22 in Columbia Fair Grounds
  • November 3rd   Executive Board Meeting
  • December 15th   Research Grant Proposal Request 
  • December 30th   Membership Count for Youth Education Grant

  • January 1st    Membership fees Due - See your bundle admin or pay fees online.
  • January 15th   All Grant Request deadline send to Dwight Porter
  • January 30th   Membership dues should be sent in to Treasurer. Marie Arnal PO Box 21298, Hilton Head, SC  29925
  • February 2nd   Executive Board Meeting
  • February 5th    Spring Registration Begins
  • February 15th  Grant recipients will be selected
  • March 1st   Presidents call for Beekeeper of the Year & Junior Beekeeper of the Year
  • March 3rd   Spring Conference & Business Meeting
  • March 31    Associations submit BOTY & Junior BOTY nomination letters
  • April   Executive Board Meeting
  • June   Executive Board Meeting
  • July 19-22   Summer Conference & Business Meeting
  • October State Fair (no dates set yet)
  • November 2nd   Executive Board Meeting



Interested in starting a hive of honey bees 

Most local associations conduct winter or early spring beginner beekeeping classes. 

To find an association click here..

Bee Removal If you are having an issue with honeybees on your property, please contact a local beekeeper.  Click here to see a list Local Associations.  There is also additional resources 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...

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