Mount Pleasant expo showcases beekeeping, honey

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant hosted the 7th Annual Charleston Honey and Bee Expo.

The Charleston Area Beekeepers Association gave visitors the chance to get more familiar with the flying insects and their benefits.

The free event featured live bees, honey and beekeepers.

Association President Dave Sinclair spoke about the of raising the flying insects.

"Honey bees are a unique animal. They're self-contained. they really don't need us," Sinclair said. "If you leave them alone they'll take care of themselves. If you ask 12 beekeepers how to take care of bees you'll get 14 different answers and they're all right."

The Charleston Area Beekeepers Association also offers beginners courses in beekeeping as well as youth programs.

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