The Carniolan honey bee is an autochthonous bee from Gorenjska region and the only permitted species of bee in Slovenia. The tradition of Slovenian beekeeping is deeply rooted in Slovenian cultural heritage and bee products are still a part of everyday life. Today, the birthday of the father of modern beekeeping Anton Janša is The World Bee Day. His apiary under the Karawanks is a beautiful display of Slovenia’s architectural cultural heritage.
Our trip under the Karawanks will bring us closer to the life of an autochthonous Slovenian bee – The Carniolan honey bee. We will first visit the apiary of Anton Janša, the pioneer of modern beekeeping from the middle of the 18th century.
The path will then lead us to Begunje, to a local beekeeper, who will bring us closer to the beekeeping and its products. For lunch, we will go to one of the most beautiful valleys below the Karavawanks, named Draga, and sweeten up with a honeyed lunch.
Then we will continue our trip to Radovljica, a medieval town by the Sava river, which has also been home to the Museum of Apiculture for more than 60 years. We will see the city and visit the museum. We will also have the opportunity to make a candle from real beeswax.
An educational and interesting trip, on which you become even more aware of how important bees are. Thanks to the entire organizing team and especially to our guide who accompanied us throughout the trip with interesting details and stories.