Colonial beekeeping talk gets FES buzzing


Fayetteville Elementary learned about bees from a bygone era when 3rd graders enjoyed a talk about bees during colonial times.

Leslie and Alex Rogers with Jewel and Jo’s Honey Co. taught the young scholars that honey bees were brought over to the New World by Europeans in 1622. The colonists used beeswax and honey for many different reasons, including candles, medicinal purposes, and much more. Interestingly, beeswax became one of the greatest exports and had a major impact on the economy of the colonies!


  1. What an awesome tie to the past with this history lesson. I hope that the county can continue to feed the hunger they’ve started in these kids. I can still remember these types of demonstrations when I was in school and can recall the desire to learn more that they fired within me. It’s so refreshing and encouraging to see that these are happening in Fayette County, today.