Radovljica is the capital of Slovenian beekeeping.
For sixty years the Museum of Apiculture in Radovljica has been showcasing the tradition of Slovenian beekeeping. In the museum you can find out about Anton Janša, whose date of birth has been declared as World Bee Day. Take a look at the largest exhibition of original bee hive frontal boards, which are unique to Slovenian folk art. There are nearly 250 on view in the museum.
In the Lectar Honeybread museum and workshop, which is located in the cellar of the neighbouring building, you can find out how attractive products are made from honey dough. You can get acquainted with modern beekeeping at the Beekeeping Education Centre of Gorenjska in Lesce. Guided tours end with a visit to the well-stocked Bee Shop where you can sample Slovenian honey.
Radovljica is richer for a new adventure for families. The themed adventure, named 'Follow a 'bee' through Radovljica', has been designed to acquaint visitors with the life of bees in a fun way will be available from 24th May onwards.
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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