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Monthly Membership Meetings are a great way to get to know other SC MSBA members and learn more about Bee Keeping.  You must be a member in good standing to attend (paid your annual dues).  

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!