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Kershaw County 4-H Honey Bee Project winner

Posted: December 3, 2018 4:49 p.m.
Updated: December 4, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Eric Roberts displaying his award.

Kershaw County 4-H would like to congratulate Eric Roberts on being named the County Winner for the 2018 South Carolina Honey Bee Project. This was Eric’s first year participating in the project where he learned about the role of the beekeepers, the basics of entomology and gained an appreciation for the roles of pollinators. Eric was mentored by his mother, Candi Roberts, who is on her way to becoming a Certified Beekeeper, as well as Rosalind and Glenn Severt, both Journeyman Beekeepers of the Wateree Bee Keepers Association. Glenn Severt recounted his first time working with Eric on the project.

“He (Eric) was quick to pick up on finding the queen in one of the very large hives. Finding the queen is difficult for new beekeepers, as most of the time she is amongst 2-3k bees on a frame,” Severt said.

Eric has done incredibly well in this 4-H project and we hope that this will spark a lifelong love of beekeeping for him.
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. To learn more about 4-H, call your local Kershaw County 4-H Agent Sara Marcengill at (803) 432-9071 or email,

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, and is an equal opportunity employer.


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