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2023 SC 4-H Honey Bee Project

Welcome to the South Carolina 4-H Honey Bee Project!

This project runs from February through August 2023. 

The Honey Bee Project 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. Youth receive a record book and project-related educational materials with registration.  Non-members will also receive 4-H membership and a 4-H t-shirt with their registration.  Participants will need access to a honey bee colony to manage for the purposes of this project. Bees are not supplied with the project materials.  We highly recommend working with an experienced beekeeper and your local beekeeping associations may be a good resource for you. 

Record books will be submitted at the county level for judging by August 4, 2023. County-winning record books in the Junior and Senior age divisions will advance to the regional- and state-level for judging.  Awards will be presented to regional and state project winners.

If you are not currently a South Carolina 4-H member, you will be asked to enroll via 4HOnline 2.0 before we ship project materials. (Membership is $15.)

The registration deadline for the Honey Bee Project is Friday, February 10, 2023.

Who do I contact with questions about the project?

You may contact your local County Extension Office:

Call or email Mallory Maher at 864-638-5889 or


Sunday, January 29

More dates through February 10, 2023

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Event Type

Cooperative Extension

Target Audience

General Public, All Audiences


Cooperative Extension Service, 4-H Youth Development



Contact Name:

Mallory Maher

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