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.

SCBA 2018 Spring Conference
March 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our featured speakers are Dr. Geoffrey Williams, Dr. Kirsten Traynor, Dr. John Skinner, Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, and Author English.Cost

SCBA Member – $25

SCBA Member Family – $45

Non-Member – $45

Non-Member Family: $65

Click HERE for more information.

Or visit

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.

EAS 2018
August 13-17, 2018
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA

Eastern Apiculture Society will deliver another amazing Honey Bee Conference in the summer of 2018. This year we will be at a conference center with plenty of space and all under one roof.

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Short Course (Aug. 13 & 14) Topics Include:  SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  • Beginners Track
  • Intermediate Track
  • Apiary Track (Top Bar Hives)
  • Electronic Hive Monitoring
  • Excellence in Honey & Hive Products
  • Queen Rearing

Conference (Aug. 15-17) Speakers Include:

and MANY others


Special Events include:

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.