Pickens County Beekeepers
Pickens County, South Carolina
The Pickens County Beekeepers welcome you to beautiful Pickens County!   We keep bees here at the edge of
the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It is a fascinating occupation and we invite you to join us in learning more about
bees and beekeeping.
Come join us at 7:00 pm the second Thursday of every month except July, at the Pickens Presbyterian Church,
311 West Main Street, Pickens.  Park in the western-most lot (large lot) and enter All Saints Hall through
the glass doors, past the church office, on the cemetery side.  For directions, click on the link.

The next Pickens County Beekeepers Association meeting is:   11 September 2014 -                                         
In October we will be doing our Cooking with Honey presentation.
Contact us with questions or for more information:  pcbeekeepers@yahoo.com
Are you looking for honey from a local
supplier?  Check out our Local Honey
Locater Page - click on the picture...
Our Bee Links page has links to equipment
suppliers, bee suppliers, research sites, other
clubs, bee & honey organizations, and
publications - come check it out!
How much do you know
about bees?  Visit our
Trivia page for some very
interesting information
about bees and honey

If you have things you'd like to see added, just e-mail the information to us at:

Come visit us again and see what new things we've added -

This site last modified:
September 2014
Link to the USDA
website, Click
to review our
industry's stats -
check them out!
The WebWitch's  
Bloom dates for some
common bee plants
in the Table Rock
area - click

New PCBA President's Newsletter, check it out HERE  

For old Newsletter listings, click HERE
Information Board:
Do you need some bees removed?  There are some people who can and will do
that.  Click
HERE to go to our Bee Removal Page.  If you want to be added to
our page, just send  your name, contact information, and list of what kind of
removals you can do to
the WebWitch
Did ya'll know that NASA has a website with honeybee information on it?
HERE to check it out!
You can check out the scale hives program here too -
Changed Pages!!!
Y por nuestros amigos Espanoles, estos
websites tienen information en Espanol -
PCBA Pagina en Espanol
Abejas en Espanol
Galeria Apicola Virtual
Permanent Index Liks
MAAREC beekeeping glossary
MAAREC-Bee Diseases & Pests
This is really great - the Haagen-Dazs people have built a beautiful website to promote
and help honey bees - check it out!  
BeeWell Honey & Natural Market      
Carolina Honeybees Farm
Mary Bell's Apiary
Porter Farm Honey Bees
The Carolina Honey Bee Company
Master Page Listing
Use the Master Page Listing to find any page in our site -
Kerry Owen's Beekeeping Calendar
President's Newsletter
Bee Removal Services
Messages from the
updated 22 Dec 2013
As of 3 June 2014
This Year's USDA annual honey stats are
finally out!  To see the 2013stats, click

March 2014 National Honey Report

(Archive Page)
Check the weather to see if it is good beekeeping weather:

Pickens                Easley               Greenville         Liberty        

Paul Brown's Beekeepers Calendar       Kerry Owen's Beekeeping Calendar
MAAREC beekeeping information factsheets
Pickens Presbyterian Church
Hey!  Check out this website from the Extension - it is pretty cool!

Do you have a beekeeping question, problem, or issue?  Or one about honey?  PCBA has a mentor list,
some one will love to help you out, just call them!  
Do you know a honey bee from
a hornet or a yellow jacket from
either?  You should!  
Bee Removal Outside SC
Mann Library at Cornell
University has a lovely
collection of beekeeping
information on-line.  Check
them out at:

Mann Library
We also have a Spanish language
information link  
Permanent link to the Save the Hives  feral bees projects.  http://www.savethehives.com/ Healthy Hives for healthy lives
Are you trying to find another beekeeping organization or association?  Check out the webpages with
various links.    
Beekeeping Organizations     Beekeeping Associations
Have a link to add?  Send me the link:  WebWitch
(Note:  You have to go to the listing on the
right side of their page now to get to these
pages - they don't seem to link very well
the WebWitch
Picture by D. Blecke
It's been a hard year, but at least the bees are looking good and I got a bit of
honey.  They worked my garden nicely and I had some good crops that are
now in lovely glass jars in my root cellar.  With the honey they have on their
hives, they and I will eat well this winter.  I am working on re-arranging my
super storage (making some nice wheeled carts to store them on) and cleaning
up my wood shop to build some new boxes and frames.  I am still struggling
with wax, my husband used to do the melting and first cleaning and he
obviously had some "trade secrets" that I have yet to figure out.  Well, time
will tell -
Hope ya'll had a good year!

The WebWitch
PCBA Kids'
Notice Board -  
Do you have questions about building a honey house?  Who
you can sell honey to?  Your labels?  
The answers for South Carolina are on the SC Dept of
Agriculture website -
Click Here
New Research Papers -

USDA Honey Bee Report

2012 Nat'l Honeybee Pest and Diseases Survey Report
This website is for kids -

This is a really neat website, check it out:

Bee Informed
NEWSLETTERS - There are some really good, really cool newsletters for beekeepers out there now.  I thought I would try to start a
list of the best ones, linked so ya'll can go sign up for them.  If you find any others, send them to me at:  
WebWitch  Maybe we'll come up with
a special page fo rthem?

Kelley Bees Archives (sign up for the letters to come to you at the bottom of this page)
Malcomb Sanford's APIS Archives  (sign up for the newsletter at the top of the page)
I taught about bee plants, products of the hive, and pollination on 25 January 2014; some of the students asked if the list of common plants that need
at least some kind of pollination was on the website.  It is, on the
Pollination page, along with some other links.    the WebWitch
Check out Kerry's new
Beekeeping calendar for
Pickens County SC!