Pickens County Beekeepers
Association
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:   12 June 2014 -                                            
don't forget, no meeting in July!  We all get together at Clemson for the big                                                     
summer meeting.

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
Bee
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:
pcbeekeepers@yahoo.com
or
WebWitch

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

This site last modified:
3
June 2014
Link to the USDA
website, Click
HERE
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
HERE

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
pcbeekeepers@yahoo.com  
the WebWitch
Did ya'll know that NASA has a
website with honeybee
information on it?
click
HERE to check it out!
Changed Pages!!!
Y por nuestros amigos Espanoles, estos
websites tienen information en Espanol -
USDA NOTICIAS
PCBA Pagina en Espanol
Abejas en Espanol
MielPura
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!  
http://www.helpthehoneybees.com  
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

How to install a package of bees
Messages from the
WebWitch
updated 22 Dec 2013
As of 3 June 2014
This Year's USDA annual honey stats are
finally out!  To see the 2013stats, click
HERE

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!

http://www.extension.org/bee%20health
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!  
MENTOR LISTING
Do you know a honey bee from
a hornet or a yellow jacket from
either?  You should!  
Click
HERE
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  
USDA NOTICIAS
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
otherwise.
the WebWitch
Picture by D. Blecke
It has been a difficult spring for me, personally.  I haven't had the time or the
feeling for this until now - things are getting better.  And the bees played a big
part in it, trying to keep focused enough to keep them going with what they
needed and sometimes just sitting and watching them come and go.  Some
beekeeping friends helped me too, I could not have done it without them.
It looks to be a better time now, the bees are good, honey is collecting in the
hives, the gardens are up and doing well.  I will try to do better from now on.  
Meanwhile, look who's back again - I went and checked all my electric fences,
the bears are supposed to be thick this year....
Ya'll take care!

The WebWitch
PCBA Kids'
Page
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
NEW!!!  
This website is for kids -
http://awaggledance.weebly.com/

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
I have a new beekeeping company to list, the Carolina Honey Bee Company in
Traveler's Rest SC.  Check out their webpage:  they have beekeeping supplies,
honey, natural products, packages and beekeeping classes, too.
Hey, ya'll, I am starting my annual review
of the website links, page by page by page
by page....  Have patience, if it still exists, I
will try to find it.  Let me know any
problems or updates if you have them -
the WebWitch
The one about is about 400-450 lbs, he's been around
several years now.  This is in my driveway in front of the
house, just after I got home from the last PCBA meeting.
 The little guy to the side was last year's stray cub; seems
like he made it through the winter ok.   This is in my
front yard, actually around 10:30-11:00 in the morning.  
(My camera time is off)  So, hey ya'll, bee aware, they're
out there and they're hungry
the WebWitch  
Check out Kerry's new
Beekeeping calendar for
Pickens County SC!