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The World Bee Day in Žirovnica


Slovenia is preparing for the first celebration of World Bee Day with great enthusiasm. The preparations involve numerous organisers of events which will take place around 20 May at the national and international level.

Žirovnica Institute for Tourism and Culture kindly invites you to join the First World Bee Day celebrations and a gathering of Slovenian beekeepers in Breznica, Žirovnica, on 20th May.

The celebration under the patronage of Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia, will officially start at 12:00 at Žirovnica Equestrian Club between the villages Breznica and Vrba (location: 46 23.413 N 14 9.269 E). The event is open to beekeepers, experts, media and general public.

The programme of accompanying activities will start at 9:00.


 The locations of activities:


  • Anton Janša Memorial Apiary, Breznica: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00- 16.00- theatre performances


  • Breznica Cultural Hall (Circular route will lead from the apiary through the hall): 09.00-16.00 – the presentation of Anton Janša Bee Park in Breznica 2019 and a Slovenian primary school’s culinary competition in cooking with honey.


  • The promenade on the Breznica–Vrba local road: 09.00-16.00- Honey Market: 10.00-16-00. (different honey and beekeeping equipment providers, local foods, arts & crafts products, natural cosmetics etc.),  Street artists’ performances: 10.00-12-00, Entertainment for children – a Bee Hunt: 10.00-16.00.


  • Main stage on the promenade: 10.00-16.00 – Musical performances of folk musicians: Brina Vogelnik, Eva and Peter etc.; Gorje Brass Band, an accordionist etc.


Bees are buzzing also in the gardes of Žirovnica’s cultural monuments. You can give them a visit at Prešeren’s birth house in Vrba and Finžgar’s birth house in Doslovče. The museums will be open on 20th May between 10.00 and 17.00.


Additional information: 

Institute for Tourism and Culture Žirovnica

t +386 (0)4 580 1503

e info@visitzirovnica.si