Welcome to the Club!

   The SC MSBA is dedicated to advancing the art of beekeeping and assisting those who pursue this noble and worthwhile venture. 

Annual membership dues for Mid-State Beekeepers Association are per calendar year, due annually in January.

Membership dues for Mid-State Beekeepers Association  are accepted online at the web store.

SC MSBA Membership

Individual Membership - $10   Family Membership - $15

Why Join

Members get to enjoy discounted bee supplies through our web store (you must be a member to purchase from our store).   

Join Now if you are a new member. If current member with paid dues go to bottom right and click register to create profile for new website.

Membership Registration Form- This is for new members and members prior to new site. If paid member then complete and submit

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Pay Now - Single Membership $10

Pay Now - Family Membership $15

Donate Now*

*Donate here and tell us where you would like to direct your donation.

Donations or dues paid to MSBA, a 501(c)(7) corporation, are not tax-deductible; however your donation does help our program.

Once you have paid your annual dues and registered below, you will have access to our protected pages and our store. If you are a current member and paid prior to our new website, go to the link below and register as you need to register and complete profile for the new website. Once this is done the secretary will approve your access if a paid member and then you will have access to Members Only page and store.
(*CLICK Register below if it is your first time to the new site and already a paid member)

Monthly Meetings

Fellowship - We'd like to know you better.

Beekeeping meets many needs for people. Some enjoy the solitude of coming home from a day at work to relax with the bees. Others enjoy networking with other beekeepers, telling of their adventures, accomplishments, and sometimes failures. For the new-bee,regardless of how well you have studied the books or how many classes you take there will be times when the bees confound you. Whatever the reason, know that there is a network of beekeepers out there to give advice, take a look, or offer a word of encouragement. 

We welcome new faces!

New beekeepers are always asking what they need to do to further their knowledge. Buy a book? Attend a class? Find a mentor? The answer most often given though is to find a local association and start attending.

Nothing takes the place of face to face visiting with other beekeepers. Mid-State Beekeepers Association builds in fellowship time at each monthly meeting. It's a time to introduce yourself to others, ask questions, brag, and sometimes, to admit the bees fooled you. Typical meetings are structured as follows: Call to order, Announcements, Business, What's happening in the hives this month, Break and fellowship time, followed by an Informal talk by a seasoned beekeeper on a topic usually corresponding to the current beekeeping season.

We always announce the meeting location and time on the front page of this website. Sometimes the location changes so if you missed the previous month's meeting make sure to check beforehand. 

We welcome visitors. I always tell others that I attended meetings for 6 months before joining. So, if you want to visit, that's just fine with us! Come out and get to know us. Enjoy the meetings, fellowship, and knowledge you will gather each month.  If you're a bit shy, introduce yourself to a board member and we'll connect you with a friendly beekeeping ambassador to start getting you networked.

For People Who Love Talking Bees Over Dinner
Bees Over Dinner currently meets at Zorba's in Irmo prior to our monthly membership meeting. Come around 5:30pm for an opportunity to talk bees with others prior to the meeting. We'll reserve the back room so look for us there.

Online Fellowship
Mid-State Beekeepers Association maintains a Facebook page which is primarily used for announcements and informal contact. There is no requirement for members to join and you won't miss any vital information if you don't use Facebook. If you'd like to visit us on Facebook we'd welcome your contact. As they say, Like us on Facebook to stay informed.

Please visit our Become a Member page to sign up for our monthly newsletter subscription.  Annual Membership is only $10!