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Beekeepers Short Break

Highlights

Ljubljana Old Town
Beekeeping Museum
Lake Bled
Apiaries & beekeepers
Honey & wine tastings

Introduction

A diverse short break for beekeepers. Some of the main tourist highlights of Slovenia are visited in conjunction with discovering the rich beekeeping heritage of this small nation.

Outline Itinerary

Day
1. Arrive Ljubljana & visit old town
2. Lake Bled, Museum of Apiculture & beekeeper
3. Postoyna Cave, bee farm & tastings
4. Apitherapy, herbs & bees
5. Professional beekeeper, tastings. Depart

Cost

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Departure Dates

Late April to late September, dates to your requirements

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Description

This short break to Slovenia takes in some of the key highlights of this beautiful country, including the capital Ljubljana, as well as discovering a little about the heritage of beekeeping and beekeepers in Slovenia.
This guided tour goes straight to the capital for sightseeing around the medieval Old Town of Ljubljana in a very picturesque setting beside the river and overlooked by the castle. You may stay in a hotel in the city or if you prefer a farmhouse in the countryside.

Carnolian bees are the mainstay of beekeeping in Slovenia so it is only natural that you should visit the Carnolian region today. You will visit a beekeeper with a long history of beekeeping, famous for a number of different bee products. A short distance away is the Museum of Apiculture that looks at the heritage of this national activity. The hive fronts of Slovenian beehouses were traditionally painted with scenes and the museum has over 600 preserved.
Later in the day you will visit Lake Bled, a scenic lake with a small island churh, it is a popular tourist destination.

There is time one morning to include a visit to another famous tourist location, Postojna Cave, a massive complex of caverns with incredible formations reached by a small underground train. Emerging from the darkness you will visit a beekeeper to learn their beekeeping techniques and their method of transporting hives. There is also the chance to taste some local honey, hams and red wines.

One day will be spent in the eastern Styria region where you will discover an innovative beekeeper who enthuses about the positive effects of bee products on human health. There may be a chance for a honey massage! A picnic lunch is served at an organic beekeeping farm with a lovely bee-friendly garden. Staying in a local farmhouse you will have plenty of opportunity to try traditional fare whilst more tastings are on the agenda for the final day with a visit to a pumpkin seed oil mill, before a visit to a professional beekeeper and finally more wine tastings with lunch before heading back to the airport.

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Price is dependant on numbers of persons travelling, season, standard of accommodation and length of stay. Please contact us for more details.

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