Beekeeping or apiculture has always been a large and important activity in Slovenia. In the last few years, a new form of tourism, more specifically bee tourism or apitourism has been developed. You can enjoy delicious home-made honey and original honey products and at the same time learn about the history, tradition and culture of beekeeping in Slovenia. In our country, this activity is highly respected and appreciated. Not only because of the important role the bees have in nature, but also because of the various honey products, that can highly benefit our mental and physical health.
With an apitourism, you will get a chance to visit a Slovenian bee house and get as close to the bees as you want. The educated local beekeepers will explain everything about the lives of hard-working queen bees and drones and the creation of tasty honey, that you will get to try as well. Slovenia is famous for its delicious honey, that has been given the protected geographical indication status in the European Union. There are also many other bee products available, from the sweet honey drinks to the candles made from the beeswax.
The bee tourism isn’t just observing and learning about the bees or buying their products. It also includes a new form of alternative medicine called Apitherapy. This form of homeopathy uses the aromas from the beehive and helps in curing asthma and other respiratory problems. There are also many other bee products to try, for example the honey facial masks. The honey massages also contribute to the detoxification of your body, and even the sound of the buzzing bees adds to your well-being, as it soothes and relaxes you completely.
The beehives and apartment houses in Kozjak offer the perfect experience of discovering the bee world and apitourism in Slovenia. Guided tours, honey massages and even sleeping as close to bees as possible. In these modern apartments, you can observe the magnificent bees through the glass window and enjoy the view of the mountains and nature of the Triglav National Park in the distance. Live the so-called api experience, which includes the beekeeping classes, workshops and honey trails, as well as trying various original honey products.
Beekeeping has always been and will continue to be an important part of Slovenian culture and identity. This new form of tourism, apitourism, is growing and developing rapidly, and the offer of Slovenian bee tourism is great. In almost every corner of the land, you will be able to enjoy the interesting bee products and appreciate the importance of these tiny honey-makers at the same time.
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