The Honey Bee Project, one component of the South Carolina 4-H Pollinator Program, is an independent-study project that engages youth (ages 5-18 years) in the active role of beekeeping, learning the basics of entomology, and gaining an appreciation for the role of pollinators in our world.
Offering beekeeping classes we are located in The Upstate region in the westernmost part of South Carolina, United States, also known as the Upcountry, which is the historical term. Although loosely defined among locals, the general definition includes the ten counties of the commerce-rich I-85 corridor in the northwest corner of South Carolina. This definition coincides with the Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson, SC Combined Statistical Area, as first defined by the Office of Management and Budget in 2015, and maintained as of 2017. The region's population was 1,347,112 as of 2016. Situated between Atlanta and Charlotte, the Upstate is the fastest-growing region of South Carolina, and is the geographical center of the Charlanta mega-region. This makes the upstate perfect for events.
After BMW's initial investment, foreign companies, including others from Germany, have a substantial presence in the Upstate; several large corporations have established regional, national, or continental headquarters in the area. Greenville is the largest city in the region with a population of 67,453 and an urban-area population of 400,492, and it is the base of most commercial activity. Spartanburg, followed by Anderson, are next in population.
South Carolina is a beautiful state, from the majestic mountains located in Upstate South Carolina to the stunning coastline located in the Low Country, South Carolina has something to offer to everyone. The official nickname for South Carolina is The Palmetto State, referring to the state tree (the sabal palmetto). The climate here is perfect for honeybees and honey production. The nearby lakes, Hartwell Lake, Lake Jocassee, and Lake Keowee provide a great water source for beekeepers and honey bees alike