The Elkins-Randolph County YMCA along with S&T Bees of Elkins worked together to teach kids all about West Virginia honey.
Students celebrated West Virginia’s 155th birthday by tasting local honey and learning all about honey bees. S&T Bees owner Stephanie Bender taught students about pollination, honey production, and the role of bees in West Virginia.
“We really want to educate them about the bees, the importance of the pollination that they do, that they are responsible for %80 of our food, that’s a great deal. West Virginia is one of the most ideal places to raise honey bees,” said Bender.
Students rolled beeswax candles and tasted tulip poplar and locust honey. The class was part of a full week of classes and visitors celebrating West Virginia.