||Beekeeping has always played a prominent role in
life of a . Honey has been used as a sweetener, medicine or a stimulant.
It has been indispensable in making pastry and all sorts of drinks while
beewax has been used for making candles. Rogatec and its surroundings are
no exception to the rich apicultural tradition. Simirarly as other
villages in the period of time between the two wars, Rogatec too had its
own gingerbread shop. A beehive as an independent architecture became a
constituent part of a farm in the 19th century. Until
the 2nd World War the most popular type of hives in Rogatec
and its surroundings were baskets made of straw - "korbiči". Painted beehives,
which are the most typical hives in Slovenia and are, in fact, considered
a peculiarity, never took roots in this area.