Lancaster County Beekeepers Association              

To promote better beekeeping in Lancaster County, South Carolina

Open invitation from all our LCBA Members

Come join us any of our meetings if you are interested in beekeeping. Navigate to "about us" page for info on meetings and location.


Welcome to our website. Please feel free to browse all the pages for updates about our association. Also check out our links to other helpful websites in South Carolina.

If you have any questions about the honeybee, beekeeping, swarms, or honey.  Please feel free to contact us.


 SC Honey Requirements(select links below)

SC Dept of Agriculture

PDF Version


Beginner Beekeeping class is about to bee in session. If you're interested, please click the tab at the top of the page for more info on the 2018 class.

Also be advised that there are scholarships available for students aged 12-18yrs. More info available on the class page. (1/4/18)

Congratulations to Susan Carbone on becoming a Certified Journeyman Beekeeper.

Congratulations to Jim Garrison on being 2017 Beekeeper of the Year.

 Thank you to Bobby Legg for all the help you've provided to the club and stepping up when we needed you.

Please keep in mind that the December meeting on  12/7/2017 will be our last meeting at Springs Memorial Hospital. Due to policy changes, we will no longer be allowed to meet there. We do thank Springs for allowing us to use those facilities up to now. We'll discuss the new meeting location at the successive meetings, but we're tentatively scheduled to start meeting at the following location:

American Legion                                                                                                 823 S Main St,                                                                                                       Lancaster, SC 29720 

Thanks to David Macfawn for coming to speak at our October 2017 meeting and giving a great talk on evaluating costs of our beekeeping decisions and preparing ahead for upcoming seasons. (10/5/2017)

Dixie Bee Supply Moving to New Location: (7/31/2017)


Dale and Sheila Starnes of 'Dixie Bee Supply' are moving locations, from their Pageland Hwy location to their new store front at the following address:

1628 Hwy 521 Bypass South,                                                               Lancaster, SC 29720

Click here for directions.

Thank You to all our Association members for how they help us learn and grow.


S C State Beekeeping News
Keep a check on our State Association website for upcoming events and news.
Clemson University, Beehive mapping program
Apis Mellifera: