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Beginner's Beekeeping Course in Camden, SC  29020.    

The course is a part of a series of classes, to prepare you to be a South Carolina Beekeeper, on the following dates; (NOTE: This is a SERIES of  classes) 

THURSDAY EVENING February 8, 15, 22, 29 amd March 14 from 6:00pm-8:30,

and a field day with dates and  times to be determined, depending on weather!


The fee will include a recommended beginner book, the remaining portion of the  year membership with the WBA, and the course.

What will I learn?

  • Races of honey bees and terminology

  • Anatomy, biology, and physiology of honeybees

  • Types of hives, hive parts, and accessories

  • Products of the Hive

  • Why keep honeybees, agricultural dependence, and history of honeybees

  • Startup cost and equipment needed

  • Feeding, transporting & hive placement

  • Why honeybees swarm and their management

  • Disorders, parasites, and hive invaders

  • How bees make it through the cold winter months & what we can do to help

  • How to inspect a hive and honey harvesting

  • Pollination and management of a hive throughout different seasons.

  • When, where and how to buy bees


***IF you wish to take the SC Certified Examination after you complete the course, it is an additional $10 paid to the South Carolina Beekeepers Association, at the time of the test, and  must be a member of the SCBA (which is another $10 fee) Please go to to find more information about testing dates.


The test is NOT required to keep bees in SC.

There will be no food or drinks provided to the class. You encouraged to bring your own.  It is suggested that everyone bring note-taking materials.

This class is not intended for children. We do accept children in meetings WITH parent supervision at all times, but the depth of material i