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.
The newly-opened Bee Paradise (Čebelji raj) in the hamlet of Selo in Žirovnica, is a great acquisition for Slovenian beekeeping, Slovenian tourism, the Municipality of Žirovnica, and last but not least, for Slovenia’s bees!
Bee Paradise is the brainchild of the president of the Slovenian Beekeeping Association, Bostjan Noč, who has been involved with beekeeping from an early age and is an exemplary example of a diligent and devoted ‘father’ to his numerous colonies of bees, as well as working tirelessly to preserve and promote beekeeping in Slovenia.
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.more