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WHEN:  Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 PM

TOPIC:  Getting your Bees through Winter


WHERE:  Sardis Baptist Church

1601 St. Matthews Road
Swansea, SC 29160

Speaker, Larry Coble, will share tips and guidelines to help you get your "Bees through winter" 


Larry Coble of West Columbia, SC, is a retired Registered Nurse and started with bees in 2011 by relocating a colony which had taken up residence in a squirrel box on his property. The next spring the bees built up and swarmed twice but by then Larry was hooked. That year he bought 6 packages and collected local swarms growing to 18 hives, then grew to 28 hives the following year. He currently runs between 30 -50 hives for pollination, extracted, chunk, and comb honey, nucleus hive production, and sometimes, with luck, queens.


He has given talks at South Carolina State Beekeepers Conferences. In 2020 Larry wrote a free, downloadable twenty-one-page guidebook titled, "Journeyman to Master Beekeeper - A Learning Guide with Materials and Methods." E-mail Larry for the link - larrycoble@bellsouth.net


Larry hosts a couple online groups and forums. Look for him on Facebook at Raw Local Honey Recipes and Beekeeping Hacks. 


In 2018 he became an Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper.

Can you make it?