In Slovenia we have a special, loving relationship with the bees. We have built them colourful homes and placed them in the most beautiful corners of our land. Then, we started to draw paintings on the doors of their homes, creating beehive panels that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. We consider them as our friends, write songs and tell stories about bees.
Come and experience the mysterious world of bees with all your senses! Taste honey bee products, peek inside the beehives and enjoy the pleasant fragrance surrounding the hives. In the meanwhile, enjoy the stories about the beginning of modern beekeeping, the mysterious lives of the bees and the miracles of the honey bee products.
Nearly 300 years ago, an apiary stood in the idyllic village of Breznica. At the early ages, Anton Janša used to open the hives, where he observed the life of bees and helped his father in beekeeping. Later, his life led him to Vienna where he was named the first imperial teacher of apiculture at the newly found apiculture school after he impressed the empress with his vast knowledge and understanding of bees.
Today, a reconstruction of Anton Janša’s apiary, the first home of Janša’s bees, still stands in its original place in the village of Breznica. Learn about the Slovenian way of beekeeping in a guided tour and discover the unique Slovenian tradition-painted beehive panels which are a speciality of Slovene folklore. To the delight of your taste buds, you can indulge in some tasting of local honey products.
Beekeeping- the poetry of Slovenian agriculture has its roots in small villages amidst the green valley below Mt. Stol. Dive into the mysterious world of the autentic Carniolan honey bee and discover the rich tradition of the beekeeper’s art. And, what makes this experience even nicer, you can taste the sweet honey in the houses of some of our greatest writers!
You can take a peep into the secret world of bees at the Čebelarstvo Noč, where the fourth generation is now composing the Slovenian agriculture poetry. Eager for honey? It is available in all forms in the beehive – a shop for honey and bee products.