SCBA Summer Beekeeping Conference 2014
The Summer Beekeeping Conference, a 3 day conference, features Open Sessions on Friday, One day Journeyman Short, Written Exams & Practical Exams, Vendors with beekeeping equipment sales, Local SC vendors, Door Prizes, and BBQ cookout.
Cost of 2014 Conference
Individual & Family (member)--$21 & $31
Non-member Individual & Family--$26 & $36
If you would like to join the SC State Association click here..
Registration Fee for Walk-Ins add $10. or if you choose to mail in registration will be available by July 18 Mail in form click here.
Please share with your offline friends. (Previously mail in forms had a typo on the registration cost. It is now corrected)
Hey Beekeepers, We want to know about You. In the registration process, we are asking you as a beekeeper. We are not looking at individual information, rather a accumalitive group information. We will present the stats during the Summer Meeting. Your individual information will not be revealed.
Educational Posters... Are you good at putting together flyers & posters for educational purposes? Put together your best information and make it into a poster or flyer. Have it adhered to a foam core board(service available at any office supply store or print service store). Bring it and show it off at the Summer Meeting.
Journeyman One Day Class will be offered on Thursday, July 24 at 1pm. Written Exam and practical test will be offered on Friday, July 25th during the first breakout session. All beekeepers are welcome to sit in for a refresher course. Sign up during the registration process.
All levels of the Written Exams Offered & Journeyman Practical Exam will be offered on July 25th during the first breakout session. The cost of the exams along with journeyman practical is $10. The cost of the certification and master exam will be $10. If you took the Journeyman class in Charleston, you can re-take the test and practical at no cost. Sign up during the registration process.
You and Family....
We encourage you to bring the family and enjoy Clemson Campus. There are a lot of activities in Clemson such as hiking, fishing, rock climbing, sightseeing on campus, shops nearby, near by water park, and movie theaters.
Must See: South Carolina Botanical Gardens, Brooks Center for Performing Arts, Larry W Abernathy Waterfront Park and World of Energy in Oconee, the Walker Golf Course at Clemson University.
2014 lodging has not been updated but will have pricing before registration begins.
There are several options for lodging for the conference has is provided with many hotels in Clemson. Clemson Dorm rooms are close by and affordable.
Hotels: When registering please say you are with
'Ask for SCBA Special Pricing'.
University Inn & Conference Center (864) 654-7501
FYI: Offering Special Sleep Room Rate $50, includes Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast Bar
Sleep Inn, 864-653-6000; Days Inn, 864-653-4411;
Holiday Inn Express, 864-654-9410;
Comfort Inn, (864) 653-3600
Dorm Rooms Features: Dorm Rooms are available on campus for a low price. These rooms are efficiency apartments with handicap access. Each apartment has one common area with kitchen, bathroom and single occupancy room with single bed. Linen packages ($15) are available from the university or bring your own.
Friday Night BBQ
Friday evening we will have a BBQ dinner and a horseshoe pitching tournament at Jimmy Howard’s home in Pendleton. This has become an annual event enjoyed by everyone and this year we will be entertained by the Walker Family bluegrass group, Michael and his family are beekeepers in Laurens County,
Directions to Jimmy Howard's House for the Friday Night BBQ Dinner
Honey and Beeswax Judging
Now is the time to start preparing your show honey and
beeswax. Pouring the honey ahead of time gives time to get all air bubbles out. Make sure to pick the best jar and lid. No serial numbers on jar or other marks including your finger prints.
We will have a honey show and competition at our summer meeting this year. Bring along a container of your best honey. Please do not place a label on your honey containers. Honey classes will be pint and quart extracted. There will be light and dark classes, so do not be concerned if your honey is dark. A “black jar class” will be included again this year. This class will be judged on taste only. Small black jars will be provided at the show, so bring a sample of your best tasting honey and take this ribbon home.
Bees Wax must weigh 1 lb. or no more than more than 1 lb. 1oz. No trash in your wax, corners smooth, surface smooth, shine it with something silk, etc.
This year honey will be accepted on Thursday from 12pm till 1:00pm, Friday morning 7:30am till after 1st break. All awards for honey and wax will be given out Saturday morning.