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SC Mid-State

Beekeeper's Associat‚Äčion

2023 Board

President 2023

Anne Runge

Past President 2022

Fleming Mattox

Past President 2021

David Griggs


Jill Van Horn


Susan Owens

3 year 


Lizanne Melton

2 year


In Need Of One

3 year

Master Craftsman Beekeeper

David MacFawn

EAS Master Certified Beekeeper

Larry Coble

Master Beekeepers

Staci Siler

Rosalind Severt

Journeymen Beekeepers

Neal Taylor

Phil Rabon

Bob Shealy

Ruchelle Gee

Phil Gee

Fleming Mattox

David Gobbel

Kathy Carpineto

Sheryl Brousseau

Glenn Severt

Todd Shealy

Mark Hardenbrook

John Oxner

Preston Wessinger

Anne Runge

Life Members

Frank Blanchard

Jack Morris

Shirley Ward

About Mid-State Beekeepers Association

 Mid-State Beekeepers Association (MSBA) is dedicated to advancing the art of beekeeping and assisting the people who pursue this noble and worthwhile venture.

The purpose of the MSBA is to promote interest in honey bees and beekeeping by encouraging healthy beekeeping practices in South Carolina, promote the utilization of honey bees for pollination of agricultural crops, and disseminate useful information about honey bees and beekeeping.

We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at

Platt Springs United Methodist Church:

3215 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia. 

Please join us here: Mid-State Beekeeper's Association - New MSBA Landing Page


Organization Disciplines

Fellowship Amenities:


Sign In / Registration:

Jill Van Horn

Community Outreach:

Kevin Cullis

Certified Course:

Todd Shealy

FB Page and Groups:

Several Administrators

Association Extractor:

Neal Taylor

AV Quartermaster:

Jill Van Horn

Website & Newsletter Editor:

Jill Van Horn

Swarm Calls:

David Gobbel

Several of our members volunteered to educate the public at the state fair last year (2021).  An MSBA member and some fair attendees look for the queen in an observatory hive.