Beekeeping has been a tradition in the Noč family for several generations. Today the family tradition is being successfully continued by father and son, Anton and Boštjan, who have over 500 hives of bees in various locations during the grazing season. This ensures a variety of the best honey which is transported across Slovenia.
They practice beekeeping exclusively using the Carniolan bee.
The main focus at Beekeeping Boštjan and Anton Noč is on the production of honey, propolis and production of honey drinks: mead from different types of honey, sparkling mead and honey brandy. They also have pollen.
Beekeeping Boštjan and Anton Noč stocks several types of quality local honey (fir, forest, floral, acacia, pine, chestnut and lime). Boštjan is a trained inspector of honey and therefore controls its quality.
Recently, due to the growing demand for domestic products, they have introduced a range of bee product gifts, among others, pure beeswax candles and the first perfume with notes of Slovenian honey.
For this purpose, in front of the family house there is a ’beehive’ which serves as a sales area. The ‘beehive’ has 42 beehive panels, painted with motifs of the surrounding nature and cultural attractions of the villages beneath Stol “, each of which tells a story about the rich tradition and beauty of Slovenia’s landscape. The paintings are the original work of Marija and Pavel Smolej, natives of Breznica, and are hand-painted on a wooden surface.
Boštjan and Anton Noč like to open their doors and participate in many beekeeping-related projects, such as the introduction of the ‘Honey Breakfast’ in Slovenian schools and nursery schools, and also spread awareness about the importance of bees for pollination and management of the biological balance.
The Noč family is a member of the Beekeepers Association of Anton Janša Breznica, and Boštjan Noč is also the president of the Beekeepers Association of Slovenia.