Located in south-central Texas, Bee County is a primarily agricultural area that was formally established in 1858, with Beeville as the county seat. It was named after Barnard Bee St, a diplomat and secretary of state. Like other counties in Texas, its main products include cotton, sorghum, and corn, as well as beef cattle. Hunting leases also help support their economy, as well as the oil and gas industry. For recreation, the Choke Canyon State Park and the Lake Corpus Christi is nearby. People also usually turn to hunting and camping and events such as rodeo and roping, the Diez y Seis Festival, and the annual West Fest.