2017 SC Beekeepers Association Summer Conference

July 19-21, 2017
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The SC Beekeepers Association is hosting their 2017 Summer Conference Florence, SC.  This is an exciting location and venue which will easily hold 700+ attendees and hold many vendors.  There are plenty of hotels close by and excellent restaurants plus lots to see and do. Enjoy the conference and spend the rest of the weekend in Florence to visit the museums, kayaking, golf, historic sites, and other activities the city has to offer.

Wednesday - Friday July 19-21 
Free Public Beginner Beekeeping Class, Thursday 6-7pm

Honey Bee Research 
Steve Tabor Fund - Youth Education

Honey & Beeswax Judging - Entries accepted Thursday 8-12
Photo Contest accepted Thursday 8-12

Speakers will be:
David Hackenburg Sr. – First one to realize CCD
Jennifer Berry – University of Georgia
Dr. Leo Sharashkin - Top Bar Hive
Phyllis Stiles – Bee City USA
Shane Gebauer – Brushy Mountain
Scott Derrick – Blythewood Bee Company
Chris Werner – Migratory Beekeepers Indian Summer Farms
Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda – Clemson Extension
Buddy May – Mentoring & Queen Rearing
Kerry Owen – Bee Well Honey Farm
Frank Licata – Soap Making
David Arnal – Journeyman Review & MBP Testing
Richard Guess & Lisa Riente – Mindful Beekeeking

Other Activities:
VIP Reception for all Presidents, Executive Committee & Officers, Vendors, SCBA presidents, Speakers, and Sponsors
Free Beekeeping Class will be held for area residents and for your family members & friends. 
Honey & Beeswax Judging
Photo Contest
Thursday Night Banquet
Wednesday Schedule
Vendor Set Up 8am - 5pm
Registration/Check in 1pm - 5pm
Conference Set up 8am - 5pm
Stuff Gift bags 3pm-5pm
President's Meeting 4pm
VIP Reception 6pm - 8pm

Thursday Schedule
Doors Open 7am 
Main Session Speakers 10am - 12:30pm
Shopping with Vendors 8:00 - 12:00
Honey, Beeswax & Photo Entries 8:00 - 12:00
Lunch 12:30pm  - 1:30pm
Main Session Speakers 1:30pm - 4:00
BreakOut Sessions A&B 4:05 - 6:00
11 Classes to choose from
Includes Master Beekeeper Program Practical
MBP Review & Testing
Public Beginner Class 
Banquet & Keynote Speaker-David Hackenberg 7:00pm  Cost is $35 See menu below
For those that just want to see the Speaker Presentation will be allowed for viewing in Theater Seating (you will not be permitted to go thru the banquet line)

Friday Schedule
Doors Open & Coffee with Complimentary Breakfast 7am
Honey & Beeswax Entries 8-12
SCBA Business Meeting 9am
Legislative Update 9:30-9:45
Awards Ceremony 9:45
Main Sessions 10:30-12:00
Lunch 12:15pm - 1:10pm
Main Session 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Date: July 19-21, 2017 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Location: Florence Civic Center | 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence, SC 29501

Admission: SCBA Member $45 Individual $75 family Non-member $65 Individual $100 family Walk-in $65 Individual $100 Family

Event website: scstatebeekeepers.wildapricot.org

Find it

3300 West Radio Drive
Florence, SC 29501

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