Slovenia has a special, loving relationship with bees. Beekeepers provide their bees with colourful homes which are placed in the most beautiful corners of the land. The unique and colourfully painted frontal boards found on Slovenian beehives are not found anywhere else in the world. Slovenians consider bees as their friends, and write songs and tell stories about them.
Come and experience the mysterious world of bees with all your senses! Taste honey products, peek inside beehives, and enjoy the pleasant fragrance surrounding the hives. In the meanwhile, enjoy stories about the beginning of modern beekeeping, the mysterious lives of bees and the miracles of honey bee products.
Nearly 300 years ago, an apiary stood in the idyllic village of Breznica. From an early age, 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-founded 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 on a guided tour and discover the unique Slovenian traditional painted beehive panels which are a speciality of Slovenian folklore. Delight your taste buds by indulging in a tasting of local honey products.
Beekeeping, the poetry of Slovenian agriculture, has its roots in the small villages amidst the green valley below Mt. Stol. Dive into the mysterious world of the authentic Carniolan honey bee and discover the rich tradition of the art of beekeeping. To make this experience even more special, you can taste the sweet honey in the houses of some of Slovenia’s greatest writers!
You can take a peek into the secret world of bees at Beekeeping Noc (Čebelarstvo Noč), where the fourth generation of the Noc family is now devoted to the art of beekeeping. Eager for honey? Find it available in all forms in the beehive – a shop selling honey and honey-related products.