Hi, I’m Charlotte Anderson (Master Beekeeper)
As an avid beekeeper, I love helping new beekeepers succeed. Keeping honey bees is an incredibly fulfilling experience, but it requires a certain level of expertise.
I enjoy helping new beekeepers learn and succeed in a friendly community that makes beekeeping accessible and enjoyable for all. I also work to help everyone understand and appreciate the amazing things that honey bees do. And, to teach people how to get the most out of products from every bee hive.
I live in the foothills of the South Carolina mountains with my husband, mini-donkeys and various farm friends. Today I manage a smaller number of hives and focus on giving them the very best care. My plan revolves around being respectful of the bees and their needs.
Fun Facts About Me:
- Has as Education degree from Clemson University
- Loves gardening- flowers and vegetables
- Avid Chicken Mom
- Known to rescue turtles in the middle of the road.
Having no beekeepers in the family, I had to search out information on my own. As a beginner, nearing my 50th birthday I started with one hive. The world of bees was so fascinating and still is.
My passion for beekeeping grew and I continued to learn. My apiary grew and soon I was managing over 25 beehives of my own.
Over the next 3 years, I worked my way through the South Carolina Master Beekeeper Program. This program consists of levels – with requirements at each stage. Participants must gain experience by managing their own beehives, take written exams that test their beekeeping knowledge and provide several hours of community service promoting bees.
In 2012, I became the first female Master Beekeeper in my state and the 2012 South Carolina Beekeeper of the Year. I also enjoyed working with beeswax and honey and won ribbons in competitions.
My Love for Honey
Along with my Dad, (my biggest fan) we sold honey across the upstate and met thousands of bee-loving folks. My love of everything honey bee continues today!
Earth Market Producer
I was a proud participant in the first Earth Market to be held in the United States. Sponsored by Slow Food.
Selling honey to local markets was a great way to reach customers from far away and promote local foods.
Bee Nest or Wasp Nest?
Learn how to identify insect nests.
Feeding Bees Sugar Water
Tips on how to properly feed bees.
How to Make Creamed Honey
Recipe for making creamed honey.
Bee Quotes & Sayings
Inspiring quotes and sayings about bees.
Step-by-Step to becoming a Succesful Beekeeper
Are you considering becoming a beekeeper, or ever wondered what it would be like to have your own beehives? Maybe you want to produce fresh honey for your family, or increase the yield of your garden through better pollination. Master Beekeeper Charlotte Anderson gives you all the fundamentals of becoming a successful beekeeper and more in Buzz into Beekeeping.
My published book has rave reviews and has helped countless new beekeepers.
More than a beekeeper’s diary, this journal contains pages or useful information and beekeeping tips.
This free weekly email provides important beekeeping tips and seasonal tasks.
Online Beekeeping Class
An online beekeeping class that provides everything you need to know to get started.
By providing easy-to-understand information, helpful resources, and a friendly community, I aim to make beekeeping accessible and enjoyable for all. Together, let’s explore the world of bees and their incredible hive!