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Save the Bees



For general distribution to all beekeepers in the Midlands:

Please see and use the following resources to help prevent another bee kill incident.


PLEASE COMMUNICATE with one another to protect pollinators and human health.


Clemson University Department of Plant Industry (DPI):

Clemson University Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR):


SC does not have a mandatory hive registry.  As a result, it is imperative that beekeepers sign up for pesticide notifications.

Below are links to local mosquito control contacts.


Mosquito Control Contact Numbers:

It is prudent for beekeepers to notify their local mosquito control departments to request placement on their "No Spray" list. Also, included here is the link to the list maintained by Clemson which is made available to private companies licensed to apply pesticides.

Contact your local mosquito/vector control office to keep your honeybees as safe as possible during mosquito spraying season.

In Lexington County, contact:

Lexington County Vector Control 803-785-8440.

Email Mr. David Mitchum at:


In Richland County, contact: To get on their list call the Ombudsman's Office at (803) 929-6000.

In Batesburg-Leesville, contact: Mosquito Control Program at (803) 532-5405

In Calhoun County / Saint Matthews area, call Calhoun County Mosquito Control at 803-874-2914.

**For a list of various Vector Control offices in other areas visit this link:


Issues related to bee kills and to report inappropriate use of pesticides in SC may be reported to Clemson's Department of Pesticide Regulatory (not Plant Industry Apiary Inspectors).

Excerpts from Clemson Update on Honey Bees: 

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