Api tour of Slovenia 4 days
This short beekeeping tour will offer you almost all most important beekeeping visits to Slovenia: meeting with Slovenian Beekeepers' Association, visit to local beekeers, queen breeding station and apicultural museum.
- Visit the beekeeping centre of Gorenjska
- Enjoy the wonderful views of Lake Bled
- Visit a queen breeding station in Ljubljana
- Tasting of api products
The centuries-old tradition of the Slovene beekeepers can be tasted in only 4 days. This short beekeeping tour will offer you almost all most important beekeeping visits to Slovenia: meeting with Slovenian Beekeepers' Association, visit to local beekeers, queen breeding station and apicultural museum.
Day 01 Arrival to Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dinner and overnight in Ljubljana.
Day 02 The beekeeping centre – Lake Bled – Visit to a beekeeper – Apicultural museum
Our first stop is at The beekeeping centre of Gorenjska. The main tasks carried out at the centre involve the preservation of the indigenous Carniolan bee as well as raising awareness of its significance and of the close link between bees and a clean environment. Its own production facilities provide for a high quality of honey products. Presentation of the activites, a visit to api wellness facilities, typical Slovenian bee house and a shop with different bee products. Drive to Bled, a natural treasure, one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in Europe with the legendary island in the middle of the lake. You can reach the island by taking a ride in a large covered boat, called “pletna” especially if you would like to make a wish by ringing the bell at the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the island. Our next stop is visit to a beekeeper. Introduction with the beekeeping, a visit to the bee hive with plantation of nectar producing plants and escped swarm (also short multivision). Tasting of their api products. Slovenian beekeeping heritage is presented in Apicultural museum in Radovljica, with a special emphasis on the 18th and 19th centuries. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 03 Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association – Visit to a queen breeding station – Ljubljana
The Slovenian Beekeepers' Association was established 140 years ago, and comprises 200 beekeeping societies. A significant part of their efforts are dedicated to informing the general public about the importance of beekeeping. Introducing with the activities of the Centre, multivision presentation with emphasis of latest activities, visit of plantation of nectar producing plants and bee hives, built in unique Carniolian style. Next stop is dedicated to a young beekeeping family that carries on the long beekeeping tradition. They produce honey, pollen, royal jelly and propolis, but rearing queens has become their main activity. Most of 4.000 mated queens per year are sold abroad, even to Japan. We will take a tour of their bee farm and queen-rearing station, observe the rearing procedures and sample their products. Possibility to buy the products.
Day 04 Ljubljana – Departure Breakfast and departure.
- Transportation in air-conditional coach in Slovenia
- 3 nights in hotel 3* on twin rooms
- Tourist tax 3 buffet breakfasts
- 3 dinners in hotel (no drinks)
- Entrances and fees as per program
- English speaking guide
- Organisation and assistance
What's not included
- Transportation to and from Slovenia
- Transfer to and from airport Supplement for single room
- Lunches Drinks Entrances and fees: Boat «pletna», funicular to the town castle in Ljubljana
- Assurance in case of sickness before departure
- Everything not listed in «Included»