Lancaster County Beekeepers Association              

To promote better beekeeping in Lancaster County, South Carolina

Beginner Class - 2019

Thank you for your interest in our 'Beginner Level Beekeeping' course. If you're interested in learning to keep bees yourself, or if you just want to learn about how important bees are to the way we all live our every day lives, we'd be glad to sign you up to take our class. You'll find all the relevant information below. If you'd like to sign up or if you have any questions, please contact our President or Vice President. You can find their contact information here.


Armory at the Fair Grounds   

823 South Main St.

Lancaster, SC 29720

Duration: 6 Weeks, February 12th, 2018-March 19th, 2018

Time: Every Monday night, from 7pm-9pm.

Cost: $55.00 per person, Includes a book, all instructional material, membership to the LCBA and State Organization for 1yr.


Give you all the basics to understand how to keep honeybees, the different types of honeybees, equipment, honey harvesting, how to legally sell honey, dealing with pests and diseases, history of beekeeping, and more.

You also have the additional option of taking a written test and field day to get a certificate, certifying you as having passed the state requirements as a beginner level beekeeper. This will be important if you later decided to become a journeyman or master beekeeper.

Additional Info:

If you're a student (12-18yrs), the LCBA is offering several scholarships that cover the cost of the course and the handbook. Applicants for scholarship are required to submit a 150-200 word essay on "Why I want to learn how to be a beekeeper". Please submit essays by January 31, 2018 to


Seating is limited to register early.