The South Carolina Mid-State Beekeepers Association


Continuing Apiculture Education

Mid-State Beekeepers Association Recognized Learning Opportunities

All Mid-State Monthly Meetings are education opportunities for members. The public is also welcome to come visit with us and learn more about beekeeping in the Midlands.

We invite all to come share a couple hours with us the first Tuesday of each month. Meeting location, details, and directions are available on our Home Webpage.

2017 Spring NC & SC Joint Conference

Date: March 3-4, 2017 

Location: Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill, SC

Address: 375 S Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730

Cost:  Individual $40   Family $50

Walk Ins:  Individual $50  Family $60

Registration:  Open to NC, SC and Georgia 

Click HERE for more information.

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Young Harris-UGA Beekeeping Institute
May 10-13, 2017
Young Harris College
1 College St., Young Harris, GA 30582

The UGA Honey Bee Program offers an annual Georgia beekeeping event in cooperation with Young Harris College. This event provides a vast amount of information in the form of lectures, workshops & demonstrations from esteemed local, regional, national and international beekeeping practitioners, authors, & researchers. The event also features hands-on training classes, beekeeping and honey judging certification programs, a distinguished regional honey show, multiple awards programs, and a renowned dinner party, and many other educational opportunities. Since 1992, the University of Georgia & Young Harris Beekeeping Institute (YHBI) has been the single most comprehensive opportunity in the Southeast for concentrated training in all aspects of practical beekeeping.

2017 NC State Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting
July 13-15, 2017
Twin City Quarters (Marriot, Embassy Suits, and Benton Convention Center)
406 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC

This is the 100th Birthday celebration of the NCSBA and a special agenda and History review is being planned.

EAS 2017 Conference
July 31 - August 4, 2017
University of Delaware, Clayton Hall Conference Center
Newark, DE

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We will deliver the usual excellent speakers and variety from the very practical beekeeping to the more scientific bee talks. The short course will have a beginner, an intermediate and more advanced beekeeping tracks. Conference mornings will feature our award winners and keynoters of note and the afternoon will feature several options for workshops. We will have an auction night event on Thursday and our banquet on Friday night on-site. Tours will include some of the outstanding DuPont property mansions and gardens of the area. Or stroll over to the beeyard for a look at our local colonies.

Want more learning opportunities?

Visit our Fellowship Webpage where you can learn more about local offerings and ways to network with local Midlands area beekeepers.

Beekeeping is both science and art. You'll increase your chances of learning both by fellowshipping with peers, bee buddies, and mentors.

Tuesday, Nov 7 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec 5 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan 2 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 6 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM