If your looking to get started in beekeeping , Ray is your guy !He is extremely knowledgeable. Ray has been keeping bees all his life. His father and grandfather were beekeepers. He is very patient and a good teacher. I highly recommend attending his classes prior to diving right in. There is alot and I mean alot to know.
If you are looking for a mentor for I would highly recommend Ray. He has decades of knowledge and is always willing to answer questions and help when needed. Ray is also very patient. Having Ray as a mentor has helped me learn how to maintain a bee colony stress free instead of trying to figure it out on my own which is one of the top reasons people quit beekeeping.
I bought my first hive from Ray and paid to take his beekeeping course. It’s been amazing to have his help and support as a new beekeeper. If you want to get into beekeeping and are nervous… don’t be! Let him teach you, you’ll fall in love just like I have.
We had a swarm of honey bees that took up residence on on of our picnic tables. I contacted Mr. Hewitt and he told me he would be here within 30 minutes. That was huge since we had a lot of children in this area. He was extremely knowledgeable and told us many interesting things about bees. I would highly recommend.
Honey Top Bees LLC is a local bee farm in Chapin SC that offers honey, bees for sale, new keeper mentoring, and education.