The Museum of Apiculture in Radovljica is the largest and most in-depth museum in the country dedicated to the heritage of Slovenian beekeeping. It has been successfully showcasing the tradition of Slovenian beekeeping for more than 60 years. The modern permanent exhibition, set up in 2021, provides an in-depth insight into the world of Carniolan grey bees and the history of beekeeping in Slovenia. In the museum you can find out about Anton Janša, and how his birthday, 20 May, has been declared World Bee Day. You will also learn about the tradition of painting beehive frontal panels and many other interesting facts about bees and beekeeping in the past and now.
At the Lectar workshop, located in the basement of the adjoining building, check out how cute honey dough products are made. You can also find out more about modern beekeeping at the Beekeeping Education Centre of Gorenjska in Lesce.
Families can learn about the world of bees on a fun bee adventure around the town of Radovljica. The outdoor 'Follow a bee through Radovljica' experience will delight children, as they will enjoy learning about bees at four interactive points and solving tasks in the booklet, whilst at the same time getting to see the old town centre of Radovljica. They will be rewarded for their efforts with delicious honeybread!
Set off as a family on an adventure accompanied by a cute 'bee' who will explain where she lives, what her chores are, and where she goes to gather nectar. You will see Radovljica's attractions on the way and, as a reward, savour the taste of sweet honeybreads.
With its modern exhibition, the Museum of Apiculture reveals the exceptional world of the Carniolan grey bee and Slovenian beekeeping. The exhibition brings together the legacy of world-famous beekeepers and reminds us of the importance of preserving bees and a healthy environment for them.
Radovljica is a land of beekeepers, and, thanks to the Museum of Apiculture, which has been housed in Radovljica Manor for over 60 years, it is rooted in the conciousness of Slovenes as the Slovenian 'capital' of beekeeping. And, to top it all, it's just a stone's throw from the birth place of Anton Janša.
In May, when we celebrate World Bee Day, we set off on a journey of discovery of Radovljica's beehives. Radovljica is home to the Museum of Apiculture and the Beekeeping Education Centre of Gorenjska, as well as renowned beekeepers and attractive bee-related experiences.
The first World Bee Day was celebrated on 20 May 2018. In 2019 we are opening a completely new family beekeeping adventure in Radovljica.
The Beekeeping Education Centre of Gorenjska offers guided tours of the centre and honey tasting every Wednesday. During a visit to the Museum of Apiculture you can make your own candle from beeswax every Tuesday between 11am and 1pm and every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm in July and August.
Choose from the range of honey products available at Radovljica's Tourist Information Centre and take part of Radol'ca home with you.
Honey, honey liqueurs and chocolate with honey – all produced by local beekeepers and chocolatiers, and mugs painted with honey themes, the work of Radovljica VDC and the young artist Meta Šolar.
The following honey and beekeeping-related products are available at the Radovljica Tourist Information Centre:
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