Links and Resources

Greetings! This is an outdated site.
Please navigate to and visit our current site launched Sept 2018. 
Thank you!

Beekeeping Research and Education

- Clemson University (SC) Apiculture/Beekeeping | website | IPM | PDF on hive beetl 

- Center for Honeybee Research (CHBR) | website
- Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) Foundation for Honey Bee Research | website | newsletter
- International Bee Research Association | website 
- USDA | Spread of Africanized Honeybees Map website | How to submit samples pdf
- | website

- Honeybee Health Coalition | website  - includes information on pollinator protection plan development
    Pollinator Stewardship - plan overviews and examples by State |
- - Beekeeping through a Biologist's Eyes, Randy Oliver
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - How Farmers & Gardeners Can Help Pollinators
- Beekeeping Guide for All Ages | ArticleMyriad website
- Live Monarch Foundation - save pollinators and encourage planting of wildflower seeds for pollinators

- City of Charleston Sustainability Projects | website

- Bees Hive: The house of all things bee. | website

- | view a Google map of hive locations around the world - add your own (Free)  

- Growing A Greener World TV: Beginning Backyard Beekeeper >Year 1 

- World of Animals "A Life Without Bees" - Dec 2015 | title pg

- American - Wildflower pollinator-friendly seed mix (NoGMO.Non-Neonicotinoid) | website

- The Xerces Society | website - bees and pollinator-friendly habitat conservation

- History of Dixie Plantation slides


Many conditions affect the strength and health of a particular colony of bees -- variables in location, weather, strength of the queen, forage availability, pests, genetics, and the actions of the beekeeper can all be influential in how well the hive thrives.  

There is no single set of rules or dates to follow when managing a colony of bees that will be 100% effective in every instance as changes are taking place all the time within each colony. 

Hosting a colony of bees requires a beekeeper to do careful observation of the colony and make decisions about when, how, or if to assist the bees. Some experienced beekeepers just "know" when it is time to perform certain tasks. Because every hive is different and every beekeeper has different experiences, you may have ten different answers to the same question if you ask ten beekeepers. Ultimately, the goal is to keep bees alive and healthy - try to be the best landlord you can and never be afraid to ask questions to learn more about these amazing creatures. 

Following are resources shared by beekeepers in good faith for other beekeepers. Unless cited, there is no certification as to what information has been studied or proven via research. Talk to the beekeeper for details if you have questions.

2-11-2017  CABA Presentation by Diana Rouse:  Treatment Free 

10-2015  Bee Garden by Jim Strohm  CCBG-Seabrook

7-3-2015 Hursey Elementary by Sam Brock:  Honeybees

10-2012 CABA Presentation by Dr. Mike Hood: Queens

Local Organizations Supporting Bees/Beekeeping

Charleston Community Bee Gardens (CCBG)
- A Place for Beekeepers with No Place to Keep Bees | Facebook

Cinebarre Theatre - 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 
- Annual location of "Charleston Honey & Bee Expo" - free educational event; local honey sales
Held annually on the day after the Bridge Run. 

The Bee Cause (TBC)
- Help put Honeybee Observation Hives in 1000 Schools | website

Queen and Comb - Tom Knaust 
- Honeybee education, consulting, nucleus colonies, honey | website

Dixie Plantation College of Charleston  | Donate here to support their Student Garden and Sustainable Agriculture Program

GrowFood Carolina 

The Green Heart Project
- Community volunteer organization that integrates school farms as outdoor classrooms teaching students the virtues of hard work, respect and success while connecting to fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce | website

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Urban Farm
- A living classroom to explore the connection between food and health | website

Homegrown: John's Island Sustainable Farmers Market - 10a-2p on Saturdays
- Your connection to locally sourced, high quality, low-processed, nutritional fresh foods from safe farming practices | website 

- Sweetgrass Garden | Facebook

- Jeremiah Farm & Goat Dairy

- Lowe's of Mount Pleasant

- Living Landscapes of Charleston | Solitary bee houses - David Manger

- Roots and Shoots | native plants for pollinators

- Shirt Tales Screen Printing | website

- Certified South Carolina Grown | website

South Carolina Beekeepers Association
- South Carolina Beekeepers Association (SCBA) | website 

Beekeeper Resources
- SC Flowering Nectar Sources for Bees | SC: A  B 
- SC Pollinator Habitat Guide | pdf
- USDA - Using Farm Bill Programs and incentives for planting to aid pollinators | pdf
- Wateree's beekeeping flash-cards
- National Honey Board | website
- Bee equipment list | pdf
- Seasonal tasks | pdf
- Certification exam study guide | pdf
- Bee installation and bee splits | video links
- Mosquito Abatement Program - submit form to identify location of your bee hives  | no mosquitoes: flyer
          Educational resources 
          No Spray List (contacts by County) | PDF
- Requeening Instructions | slides
- Splitting a Colony - Walk Away Split | slides 

Honey Sales
- How to legally label and sell honey in SC; exemption form/label requirements | Dept of Agriculture rules

Honey and Wax Competitions
- Prepare for honey/wax competitions | tips from EAS 
- Preparing Honey Show Entries-YouTube channel tutorials by Virginia Webb

Film Screening
- How to obtain authorization to offer films in public settings | Pratt library 

Vendors & Supplies

- Bee Well Honey

- Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

- Busy Bee Apiaries

Dixie Bee Supply2672 Pageland Hwy. Lancaster, SC 29720 | 803-577-7871 | 

- G&S Bee Farm - Garry & Sheila Whitley | bees, queens, nucs, supplies | Albemarle, NC
- - #6 fine mesh screen (beetle traps)

- Holy Bee Press - products, services, beekeeping blog/advice | Master Beekeeper Debra Roberts

Member Information, Hand-outs and Admin forms

- CABA Member: Youth Education Submission Form

- Release of Liability for bee rescue or removal | form

- S.C. Master Beekeeper Program Volunteer Public Service Credit (SCMBP) | PDF form 

- Constitution & By-Laws | SCBA | CABA

- American Bee Journal | PDF - submission form for club members

SelectionFile type iconFile nameDescriptionSizeRevisionTimeUser
Subpages (1): Beekeeper-to-Beekeeper