Is it a requirement in sc to register your hives and if so how do you go about doing that?
There is no requirement for registering your hives in SC. If you're going to contract your bees, for Pollination, then I would suggest you register them with the department of Agriculture to protect you. The only other thing you might have to register would be your honey house and only then if you're going to sell more than 400 gallon of honey a year. You do have to get your label approved (http://agriculture.sc.gov/)