MSBA meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:oo PM
at the Clemson Extension Offices,
605 W. Main St, Lexington, SC.
Our next meeting is June 4, 2013.
The SC Master Beekeeping program began in 1996 and is designed to provide interested students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to become successful beekeepers and be able to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the public. We have found beekeepers that participate and complete training programs have a much better chance of being successful beekeepers.
There are four progressive levels of the Master Beekeeping Program with each one increasingly more difficult than the previous level both in terms of knowledge requirements and skill level. Student knowledge and skill will be determined through written and practical tests. Also, successful participants are required to perform some form of public service.
To learn more about the different levels of training and requirements, click on the appropriate link below:
Information related to when and where the Journeyman, Master, and Master Craftsman classes or seminars may be held will be posted on this website under upcoming events & on the calendar.
The training program is administered by the
SC Beekeepers Association.
Questions related to the Master Beekeeping Program should be directed to Dave MacFawn at 803-957-8897, email address firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Genta at 864-243-9013, email address email@example.com.
Interested in becoming a beekeeper?
MSBA offers a beginner beekeeping short course to the public.
The class is given in January each year.
This course includes:
A beginning beekeepers book
1 year membership in the Mid-State Beekeepers Association
1 year membership in the SC Beekeepers Association
Miscellaneous course material
The course concentrates on how to get started in beekeeping. It is taught by experienced, hobbyist and commercial beekeepers from the MSBA. These same experienced beekeepers will be available to assist you in getting started in beekeeping.
The course is open to the first 30 applicants.
Contact Frank Blanchard (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Check out this Beekeepers' Yearly Management Calendar to see what you should bee doing right now!