Embark on a journey into the world of beekeeping with our enriching classes situated in the heart of The Upstate region, nestled in the westernmost part of South Carolina, USA. Also known as the Upcountry, this historically rich area loosely encompasses the ten counties along the commerce-rich I-85 corridor in the northwest corner of South Carolina. A dynamic hub, the Upstate is part of the Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson, SC Combined Statistical Area, known for its rapid growth, positioned between Atlanta and Charlotte, making it the geographical center of the Charlanta mega-region—an ideal setting for hosting events.
Following BMW's pioneering investment, numerous foreign companies, particularly from Germany, have found a substantial presence in the Upstate. Major corporations have chosen this area for regional, national, or continental headquarters. Greenville, the largest city with a population of 67,453 and an urban-area population of 400,492, serves as the commercial epicenter. Spartanburg and Anderson follow in population, contributing to the region's vibrant landscape.
South Carolina, often referred to as The Palmetto State, showcases diverse landscapes, from the majestic mountains of Upstate South Carolina to the captivating coastline of the Low Country. This state's natural beauty, complemented by the ideal climate for honeybees and honey production, creates an inviting atmosphere for beekeepers. The nearby lakes—Hartwell Lake, Lake Jocassee, and Lake Keowee—serve as a plentiful water source for beekeepers and their industrious honey bees. Join our beekeeping classes in this thriving region where tradition, modernity, and nature converge, offering a unique experience for enthusiasts.