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.

More learning opportunities below:


Blythewood Bee Company announces its 2019 Beekeeping Class Schedule. Our classes are one day intensive classes that will give you the basics you need to start beekeeping right. Each class includes a catered lunch from Doko Smoke BBQ as well as breakfast . The best BBQ in Blythewood.

Class sizes are small, so sign up soon to hold your spot.

2019 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow


EXPERIENCE the future of Beekeeping at the 2019 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow, January 8-12, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Hotel, in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

BEE INNOVATIVE is our theme this year and we are partnering with exhibitor and speakers to bring you the latest in beekeeping technology, care and progress.

DON'T MISS one of the largest, action-packed beekeeping conferences in the world!

With 800+ beekeepers under one roof, you are sure to network and learn from industry experts, researchers, scientists and peers. The conference includes:

  • 80+ Tradeshow exhibitors
  • Education for all skill levels
  • Nationally recognized presenters such as Dr. Marla Spivak, Dr. Dennis
      vanEngelsdorp and Dr. Reed Johnson
  • Leading industry service providers
  • 2019 American Honey Show
  • Kids and Bees program
  • Fun for the whole family at WonderWorks!
  • And so much more!

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.