March 3, 2018 | GPC Center | 17 Technology Circle, Columbia, SC

Our featured speakers are Dr. Geoffrey Williams, Dr. Kirsten Traynor, Dr. John Skinner, Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, and Author English.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We have different levels to meet your budget.  If you desire to partner with SCBA to support SC Beekeepers and you need to identify a specific level, contact us to discuss your level of Sponsorship.

Detailed sponsorship information/levels can be found on the Vendor/Sponsor Registration page.

Be A Vendor

Vendors will have a booth with one table and two chairs as well as a digital space on announcements and publications. The cost for a Vendor booth is $50.

Booth space is limited, so sign up today.

Detailed vendor information can be found on the Vendor/Sponsor Registration page.

Hotel Information

Official Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn
8910 Farrow Road
Columbia, S C 29203
PH: 803-807-9000
King: $105
2 Queens: $109
When making reservations please ask for the SCBA reduced rate.  Reservations must be made before Feb 16th.


Registration Has Closed

  • 7:00-8:00 Registration
  • 8:00-8:15 Welcome
  • 8:15-9:00 Dr. John Skinner – Pollinator Gardens In Your Landscape
  • 9:00-9:45 Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda- Bee Research & Bee News
  • 9:45-10:30 Dr. Geoffrey Williams Honey Bee Toxicology
  • 10:30-11:10 Dr. Kirsten Traynor – Pesticides And Pollinators
  • 11:10-11:25 Break
  • 11:25-12:00 Arthur English- Setting Up A Bee Business
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30 Bryan Owens SCBA New Website/Individual Registrations
  • 1:30-2:15 Arthur English – Preparing For The Honey Show Under The Welsh System
  • 2:15-3:00 Dr. John Skinner – Swarming: Do We Know All We Need To Know About It?
  • 3:00-3:15 Break
  • 3:15-4:00 Dr. Kirsten Traynor – Simple, Smart Beekeeping
  • 4:00-4:45 Dr. Geoffrey Williams – Honey Bee Biological Stressors
  • 4:45-5:00 Closing Comments and Door Prizes


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