Know who to contact - SC has several agencies that deal with honey bees, each with a different aspect. Please look over the chart below to make sure you contact the appropriate resource - time can be of the essence and contacting the wrong agency will likely lead to a delay.


SC agencies dealing with honey bees:

Clemson University Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)

Clemson University Department of Plant Industry (DPI) 


Clemson’s Hive Mapping/Bee Stewardship Program (see more information on News page)

Beekeeper portal:

Pesticide applicator portal:



If you have a swarm of bees at your house that you would like to relocate, please contact your local beekeeping association for assistance.



If you have questions related to homeowner and garden issues, please contact Clemson's Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC):



Jennifer Tsuruda, PhD
Apiculture Specialist
Clemson University
272 Poole Agricultural Bldg
130 McGinty Ct
Clemson, SC 29634