Bee Plate

Bee Plate

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Thomas Jefferson was known for having the finest and most stylish tableware in his Monticello dining room. He seldom failed to delight visitors with his exquisite taste. Our Bee Plate collection features charming ceramics for appetizers, salads, snacks and desserts. The tumbler also makes a pretty little vase. Hand wash. 8” dia

Honey and Bees at Monticello

Although it is not known if Thomas Jefferson himself was a beekeeper, he wrote of bees in Notes on the State of Virginia and that “honey was a better substitue for sugar than any other preparation.” Jefferson included bee houses in one of his drawings for a building at Monticello but there is no evidence they were ever constructed. However, Edmund Bacon, the resident overseer at Monticello for twenty-two years, was a beekeeper. Her recalled having ”a very large stand, more than fifty hives.”

Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Jefferson’s grandson, noted in his memoirs an exciting adventure of hunting for a wild bee nest for the sake of the coveted honey.

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