Oconee Beekeepers Association

honeybees on a honeycomb

Year 2015 Officers and Board Members are:

President: Stephen Jones, stevemjones3@yahoo.com

President Elect: Jeff Blackwell, jeff.blackwell@duke-energy.com

Secretary: June Ponder, june@alumni.clemson.edu

Treasurer: Sue Hardee, cabinlife08@hughes.net

Past President: Jay Bobo, jaycbobo1@aol.com

State Board Representative: William Butts, wgb263ADA@hotmail.com

Web/SCBA Membership Coordinator: LayLa Burgess, laylab@clemson.edu

President Appointed Board Member: Felix Gravino, felixgravino@gmail.com

President Appointed Board Member: Gaylene Carson, thecarsons130@bellsouth.net

Extension Agent: Morris Warner, mwarner@clemson.edu

For questions and information: please contact the Oconee County Clemson Extension Office at 864-638-5889 ext. 114 (Debbie Sewell- Program Assistant-debbio@clemson.edu)

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Upcoming Events 2015

Regular meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the every month unless posted otherwise.

Each meeting preceded by potluck dinner.
Location: Walhalla Agricultural Bldg
301C WS Broad St., Walhalla SC 29691

April 9th, 6:30pm
(Regular Meeting)
Film Viewing: “Vanishing of the Bees”

May 14th, 6:30pm
(Honey House)
- Annual BBQ & Bee Yard Sale
- Honey House Tour & Use
Location: 650 Oak Grove Rd.
Westminster, SC 29693

June 11th, 6:30pm
(Regular Meeting)
Topic: “Mid-summer Dearth”
Hive Scale Project update

June 20th
Chick-fil-A Farm Days-Seneca

(State Meeting)
No regular meeting: Consider attending the 2015 Summer Meeting.

SC Beekeepers Meeting
July 23rd- 25th, 2015
Hendrix Student Center
Clemson University
Register online at:

August 13th, 6:30pm
(Regular Meeting)
- State Meeting Review
- Honey Contest Tips & Guidelines
- Volunteer Sign-Up for SC Heritage Fair, Exhibitions & Parades

September 10th, 6:30pm
(Regular Meeting)
- Honey Contest (bring honey to enter)
- Finalize SC Heritage Fair & parade plans 

September 26th
Hunting & Fishing Day-Duke Power

September 29th- Oct. 4th
South Carolina Heritage Fair

October 8th, 6:30pm
(Regular Meeting)
Topic: “Candy Board Demo” 

November 11th
Veteran’s Day Parade
Location: City of Seneca

(no regular meeting in Nov.)

December 5th
Christmas Parade
Location: City of Walhalla

December 10th, 6:30pm
(Regular Meeting)
Christmas Party