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When he was 8 years old, William Helfgott won a raffle for a Beehive through his 4H program. Although his mom and he tried to keep them alive for 5 years, they called it quits in 2014.

In 2016, William stumbled upon the supplies in the garage and asked his mom if they could get another hive. He says, "Her response was one I will never forget, 'Sure but it will be your responsibility entirely.' After a year of successfully keeping them on my own, the bees had produced more honey than my family and I could ever eat."

In the summer of 2017, at 15 years old, William set out with a backpack full of honey jars, a bike, and a dream of selling out. 30 minutes later, that dream was a reality, and He sold out of all of the honey and was hooked on the beekeeping business!

The following spring, William was selected to receive a scholarship to become a certified beekeeper in the state of South Carolina. Eventually, he ran out of houses to sell honey to. William then approached a retailer and they agreed to sell his product.

Named after the street William lives on, River Bluff Honey, was born in Jun 2018.

The following 3 summers William worked on a large-scale beekeeping farm during which he learned both the business of honey & beekeeping.

Almost 6 years later, William is a sophomore at the College of Charleston, Honors College. Studying Business Administration and Spanish.

News Coverage:

ABC Charleston

College of Charleston

Holy City Sinner

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ABC Augusta

Augusta Chronicle