Greenway Speaker Series: The Art of Apiculture

Jan 12 , 2019

Please join us as we welcome Sally Adams and Melanie Fleming to give a family-friendly presentation introducing the world of beekeeping! These local experts will teach us all about bees, elaborating on honey bee culture as it relates to life in the hive, life outside of the hive, and basic anatomy. Attendees will learn the roles of the three types of honey bees that make up the colony and products of the beehive which include honey, beeswax and propolis. In addition to their presentation Sally and Melanie will be offering free pollinator brochures, honey straws and crafts using beeswax!

Complimentary refreshments will begin at 10am and the Bee Ladies will begin their presentation at 10:30am. In an effort to be more environmentally responsible, we’d like to encourage attendees to bring their own mugs for tea and coffee.

This family-friendly event is free to all and, thanks to a partnership with Nation Ford High School, entry fees will be waived for non-members, as well.


Melanie Fleming, a Certified SC Beekeeper, is a Communications and Marketing specialist, Early Childhood Educator and has been an active beekeeper for over 10 years. Often times you will hear Ms. Melanie say she has 2 loves in this world-children and honey bees! She is a great fit for spreading honey bee love to children.

Sally Adams is a SC Master Beekeeper and proud member of SC Beekeepers Association. In 2013 she was awarded SC Beekeeper of the Year and was a Blue Ribbon recipient for both honey and beeswax at the state level. Sally is the owner of Mama Beehive™ Honey Farm, a SC Dept. of Agriculture registered Honey House, that uses holistic beekeeping methods and minimal harvesting techniques to deliver healthy honey from healthy bees.

Mama Beehive™ isn’t just dedicated to delivering a quality Certified SC Product. The company also offers honey bee education opportunities in the form of their widely sought-after “Be the Bee” program from the Bee Ladies, that has already reached thousands of students across the Carolinas.

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