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Upcoming events

    • 19 Jul 2017
    • 21 Jul 2017
    • South Carolina

    Welcome to the Event Details for 

    Vendors & Sponsors

    2017 Summer Beekeepers Meeting


    Date: July 19-21

    Location: Florence Civic Center

    Address

    Florence Civic Center
    3300 West Radio Drive
    Florence, SC 29501


    Vendor & Sponsor cost:  

    • $100 Vendor 
    • $500 Speaker Sponsor
    • $1500 Co Sponsor 
    • $2500 Major Sponsor
    • $3500 Host Sponsor

    Hosting Sponsor is $3500   Headline advertising, Receives a Free PULL UP Banner Placement. Listed on all promotional materials online and print regarding event. Vendor reception

    Major Sponsor is $2500  Receives Free standing PULL UP style banner and is listed as major sponsor in programs and online advertising. (LOGO large Size Ad) Free Table space at Spring and Summer meetings. Vendor reception

    Co- Sponsor is $1500  listed as co-sponsor in program and all online advertising.(LOGO Medium Size Ad) Free table space at Spring and Summer meetings. Vendor Reception

    Speaker Sponsors is $500  (LOGO small ad). listed in program and online. Vendor reception.


    We excited to Announce All the above sponsors and vendors are invited to the VIP Reception on Wednesday at 6pm for Heavy Hors d'oeuvres


    NEED YOUR (COLOR OR OFFICIAL) LOGO ARTWORK IN HI & LO RESOLUTION.  PLEASE SEND TO SCSTATEBEEKEEPERS@GMAIL.COM AS SOON AS YOU CAN N LATER THAN July 15.



    KEYNOTE Speakers:  

    • David Hackenburg Sr.
    • Jennifer Berry – University of Georgia
    • Dr. Leo Shararshkin - Top Bar Hive
    • Phyllis Stiles – Bee City USA
    • Shane Gebauer – Brushy Mountain
    • Scott Derrick – Blythewood Bee Company
    • Chris Werner – Migratory Beekeepers Indian Summer Farms
    • Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda – Clemson Extension
    • Buddy May - Mentoring & Queen Rearing
    • Frank Licata - Soap Making
    • Richard Guess & Lisa Riente - Mindful Beekeeping


    FREE Beginner Beekeeping Class:

    Vendors be aware that we are offering Free Beginner Beekeeping Class on Thursday, July 20 Open to Public.  Anyone wanting to learn more of what it takes to be a beekeeper and basic information about honey bees, can take this class for FREE! Class is scheduled for 6pm-7pm on Thursday.


    Wednesday Schedule

    Vendor Set Up 8am - 5pm

    Registration/Check in 1pm - 5pm

    Conference Set up 8am - 5pm

    Stuff Gift bags 3pm-5pm

    President's Meeting 4pm

    VIP Reception 6pm - 8pm Heavy Hors d'oeuvres 


    Thursday Schedule

    Doors Open 7am 

    Main Session Speakers 10am - 12:30pm

    Shopping with Vendors 8:00 - 12:00

    Honey, Beeswax & Photo Entries 8:00 - 12:00

    Lunch 12:30pm  - 1:30pm

    Main Session Speakers 1:30pm - 4:00

    BreakOut Sessions A&B 4:05 - 6:00

    11 Classes to choose from

    Includes Master Beekeeper Program Practical

    MBP Review & Testing

    Public Beginner Class 

    Banquet & Keynote Speaker-David Hackenberg 7:00pm  Cost is $35 See menu below

    For those that just want to see the Speaker Presentation will be allowed for viewing in Theater Seating (you will not be permitted to go thru the banquet line)

    Friday Schedule

    Doors Open & Coffee with Complimentary Breakfast 7am

    SCBA Business Meeting 9am

    Legislative Update 9:30-9:45

    Awards Ceremony 9:45

    Main Sessions 10:30-12:00

    Lunch 12:15pm - 1:10pm

    Main Session 1:00pm - 5:00pm


    Banquet Dinner is an extra Cost for $35

    Beef tips with mushrooms

    Herb Roasted chicken***

    Apricot-Dijon Pork Loin***

    Garden Salad with (gluten free) Dressing

    Steamed Asparagus with Lemon Butter***

    Medley of Seasonal Garden Vegetables***

    Roasted Garlic Potatoes***

    Strawberry Cream Cake

    ***Gluten Free


    Lodging - Special Beekeeper's Rate $119 

    Courtyard Suites 2680 Hospitality Blvd, Florence, SC 29501  843.662.7066 www.Marriott.com/flocy


    Springhill Suites by Marriott 2670 Hospitality Blvd, Florence, SC 29501  843.317.9050 www.Marriott.com/Florence


    Fairfield Inn 501 Woody Jones Blvd, Florence, SC 29501  (843) 665-4488 


    • 19 Jul 2017
    • 21 Jul 2017
    • Florence Civic Center 3300 West Radio Drive Florence, SC 29501

    Summer Conference 2017 

    presented by Bee Well Honey Farm 



    The SCBA Executive Officers have exciting news about the 2017 Summer Conference.  There has been a change in the Conference location and dates.  We want to reveal to you that the conference will be held at Florence Civic Center in Florence, SC.  This is an exciting location and venue.  This venue will easily hold 700+ attendees and hold many vendors.  There are plenty of hotels close by and excellent restaurants plus lots to see and do.


    Then you can have fun the rest of the weekend in Florence to visit the Museums, Kayaking, Golf, Historic Sites, and all types of activities in Florence. 


    Date: 

    Wednesday - Friday July 19-21 

    Free Public Beginner Beekeeping Class, Thursday 6-7pm


    Location:
    Florence Civic Center
    3300 West Radio Drive
    Florence SC 29501 


    Costs

    SCBA Member $45 Individual $75 family

    Non-member $65 Individual $100 family

    Walk-in $65 Individual $100 Family


    Donations:

    Honey Bee Research 

    Steve Tabor Fund - Youth Education


    Contest:

    Honey & Beeswax Judging - Entries accepted Thursday 8-12

    Photo Contest accepted Thursday 8-12


    Our Speakers will be:

    • David Hackenburg Sr. – First one to realize CCD
    • Jennifer Berry – University of Georgia
    • Dr. Leo Sharashkin - Top Bar Hive
    • Phyllis Stiles – Bee City USA
    • Shane Gebauer – Brushy Mountain
    • Scott Derrick – Blythewood Bee Company
    • Chris Werner – Migratory Beekeepers Indian Summer Farms
    • Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda – Clemson Extension
    • Buddy May – Mentoring & Queen Rearing
    • Kerry Owen – Bee Well Honey Farm
    • Frank Licata – Soap Making
    • David Arnal – Journeyman Review & MBP Testing
    • Richard Guess & Lisa Riente – Mindful Beekeeking
    Other Activities:
    • VIP Reception for all Presidents, Executive Committee & Officers, Vendors, SCBA presidents, Speakers, and Sponsors
    • Free Beekeeping Class will be held for area residents and for your family members & friends. 
    • Honey & Beeswax Judging
    • Photo Contest
    • Thursday Night Banquet

    Wednesday Schedule

    Vendor Set Up 8am - 5pm

    Registration/Check in 1pm - 5pm

    Conference Set up 8am - 5pm

    Stuff Gift bags 3pm-5pm

    President's Meeting 4pm

    VIP Reception 6pm - 8pm


    Thursday Schedule

    Doors Open 7am 

    Main Session Speakers 10am - 12:30pm

    Shopping with Vendors 8:00 - 12:00

    Honey, Beeswax & Photo Entries 8:00 - 12:00

    Lunch 12:30pm  - 1:30pm

    Main Session Speakers 1:30pm - 4:00

    BreakOut Sessions A&B 4:05 - 6:00

    11 Classes to choose from

    Includes Master Beekeeper Program Practical

    MBP Review & Testing

    Public Beginner Class 

    Banquet & Keynote Speaker-David Hackenberg 7:00pm  Cost is $35 See menu below

    For those that just want to see the Speaker Presentation will be allowed for viewing in Theater Seating (you will not be permitted to go thru the banquet line)


    Friday Schedule

    Doors Open & Coffee with Complimentary Breakfast 7am

    Honey & Beeswax Entries 8-12

    SCBA Business Meeting 9am

    Legislative Update 9:30-9:45

    Awards Ceremony 9:45

    Main Sessions 10:30-12:00

    Lunch 12:15pm - 1:10pm

    Main Session 1:00pm - 5:00pm


    Banquet Dinner is an extra Cost for $35

    Beef tips with mushrooms

    Herb Roasted chicken***

    Apricot-Dijon Pork Loin***

    Garden Salad with (gluten free) Dressing

    Steamed Asparagus with Lemon Butter***

    Medley of Seasonal Garden Vegetables***

    Roasted Garlic Potatoes***

    Strawberry Cream Cake

    ***Gluten Free


    Lodging - Special Beekeeper's Rate $119 

    Courtyard Suites 2680 Hospitality Blvd, Florence, SC 29501  843.662.7066 www.Marriott.com/flocy


    Springhill Suites by Marriott 2670 Hospitality Blvd, Florence, SC 29501  843.317.9050 www.Marriott.com/Florence


    Fairfield Inn 501 Woody Jones Blvd, Florence, SC 29501  (843) 665-4488 


    We are excited about the changes because this facility will be a great place to spread out and have a buzzn good time.  It is also important to note that for consideration to host EAS in 2020 this facility will be an excellent venue.  EAS features the top speakers & teachers in the world.  Consider attending EAS this year.  For more information go to EAS


    The address for Florence Civic Center is:

    Florence Civic Center
    3300 West Radio Drive
    Florence, SC 29501


    The Executive Officers hope you will make plans now to attend this great speaker line up and come be a part of the 2017 Summer Conference.


    Vendor & Sponsors are pre-registering now....click here.


    Thank You, 

    Steve McNeely - SCBA President

    Kerry Owen - SCBA President Elect

    Dwight Porter - SCBA Vice President

                                                         



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