Carniolan Bee House in Slovenia celebrates 1 year since opening
A most special house, called the Carniolan Bee House, has opened its doors in Višnja Gora, Slovenia. With it, owners want to revive the unique beekeeping story of one of Slovenia’s most important beekeeping families, the Rothschütz, which is responsible for the present-day spread and visibility of the Carniolan bee.
Members of the Rothschütz family introduced the Carniolan bee to the world more than 150 years ago. Today, they tell the story of beekeeping, and the interesting biology of the Carniolan bee, and, above all, they teach visitors from Slovenia and abroad about the important impact bees have on the environment and on people.
The Carniolan Bee House is home to the Tourist Information Centre, where guests can learn all about what the house and the surrounding area have to offer. The café with a summer garden is a space with a selected range of honey products and products from local suppliers.
The ApiLab Centre of Innovative Technologies is dedicated to improving the competencies of small and medium-sized companies and provides various training courses.
The centerpiece of the Carniolan Bee House is the Carniolan Bee Exhibition, which is arranged circularly in four rooms and teaches visitors about the bee; it also features a live beehive.
Another innovative feature is the overnight accommodation in the form of honeycomb rooms. This is a large wooden structure with a glass roof where people stay together but have their own privacy.
The Carniolan Bee House brings together bees, people, and beekeepers under one roof.
Everyone is welcome to try sleeping in a honeycomb or to experience the world of bees through various activities. For more details, visit the website https://www.hisakranjskecebele.si/en/