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 A little beekeeping school

Tucked in Selo village, a long walk or short drive from Bled, this fascinating countryside sight is worth for fans of the apicultural art.

Local beekeepers Blaž and Danijela Ambrožič has built an apiary (freestanding house of beehives) and teaches visitors all about this very Slovenian form of agriculture. First you’ll see hand  painted panels,work of Danijela and than you can see theirs prize possession a gigantic Winnie-the-Pooh-style hive that they transplanted from a tree trunk. Blaž or Danijela will demonstrate how you can hold your hand within inches of the buzzing hive without getting stung, thanks to the peaceful nature of the indigenous Carniolan bee. Inside, you can watch through a big (and safe) window as Blaž or Danijela pulls out the honeycomb frames from the hive and works with their bees. You’ll see the centrifuge device they used to safely extract honey from the comb. In another apiary is an “api-therapy” room, where a specially designed bunk bets where you can watch and listen to the mesmerizing bees without any danger of being stung. You can also sample (and buy) different types of honey and pollen, along with other bee-related gifts. Outside is a perennial garden that demonstrates when various plants blossom, providing much-needed pollen for the bees.

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Demonstration for families

Presentation of beekeeping and presentation of the life of bees – (visitor can see bees in hive and swarm of bees in a  tree trunk).

Presentation of bee panels (traditional and modern) we have on our beehives.

Presentation of relaxation in apiary – inhaling the air from the beehive.

Presentation how we extract honey, beekeeping equipment.

Purchase of bee products.

In the end of tour we have  tasting of different types of honey, honey liqueur, homemade gingerbread, pollen,traditional cake potica, water, juice.

Guided tour with degustation  takes from 1 hour.

For easier organization, a guided tour is required to pre-booking. Guided tour is possible in Croatian and English.

Price: 6,00 € per person


Demonstrations for groups – BEE TOUR

Presentation of beekeeping and presentation of the life of bees – (visitor can see bees in hive and swarm of bees in a  tree trunk).

Presentation of bee panels (traditional and modern) we have on our beehives.

Presentation of relaxation in apiary – inhaling the air from the beehive.

Presentation how we extract honey, beekeeping equipment.

Purchase of bee products.

In the end of tour we have  tasting of different types of honey, honey liqueur, homemade gingerbread, pollen,traditional cake potica, water, juice.

Guided tour with degustation  takes from 1 h to 1,5 h. In  case of bad or very hot day we have a place where we have workshops and tasting.

For easier organization  a guided tour  is required to pre-booking. Guided tour is possible in Croatian and English.

Price: 6,00 € per person


Demonstrations for beekeepers – BEEKEEPER TOUR

Presentation of beekeeping in Slovenia

Presentation of bee panels (traditional and modern) we have on our beehives ( hand work of Danijela Ambrožič ).

Presentation of relaxation in apiary – inhaling the air from the beehive.

Presentation of work with traditional AŽ hives.

Purchase of bee products.

On end of tour we have  tasting of different types of honey, honey liqueur, homemade gingerbread, pollen,traditional cake potica, water, juice.

Guided tour with degustation  takes from 1 h to 1,5 h. In  case of bad or very hot day we have a place where we have workshops and tasting.

For easier organization  a guided tour  is required to pre-booking. Guided tour is possible in Croatian and English.

Price: 20,00 € per person, for groups 6,oo € per person


Demonstrations for couple - PRIVATE TOUR

First you will be dressed in a beekeeping suit and together with the beekeeper you will take a closer look at the bee family  (queen, drone and worker bees). Then follows the verification of how much water is in honey. You will use the beekeeping device – refractometer. You will try to overcome the fear from bees so you will soake your finger in honeycomb with honey,  where is in fact stil 2000 bees on the frame.

After a hard work you will neeed a little rest. In the relaxation beehouse, you will be given a api relaxation, where we have two beds  placed next to the hives. Through the window  you can observe how the  bees work. On the hives at both beds
there are two openings that we open and you can breathe air from hive. After a half-hour relaxation it is a time for the tasting of all bee produsts (honey, pollen, honey liqueur, homemade gingerbread, propolis, traditional cake Potica…).

There’s a nice surprise in the end. Both visitors get a jar of honey.

Guided tour with degustation and relaxation  takes 2 hours.

For easier organization, a guided tour is required to pre-booking. Guided tour is possible in Croatian and English.

Price:  50,00 € per person


Relaxation in apiary

Are you under stress? Do you want a little time just  for yourself!

Experience relaxation in the apiary. You will be given a api relaxation, where we have two beds  placed next to the hives. Through the window  you can observe how the  bees work. On the hives at both beds there are two openings that we open and you can breathe air from hive. After a half-hour relaxation it is a time for the tasting of all bee produsts (honey, pollen, honey liqueur, homemade gingerbread, propolis, traditional cake Potica…).

There’s a nice surprise in the end. Both visitors get a jar of honey.

Relaxation and degustation last 1 hour.  We have two beds ( bunk bed ).

For easier organization, a guided tour is required to pre-booking. Guided tour is possible in Croatian and English.

Price:  25,00 € per person


 Getting There: Blaž’s beehives are in the village of Selo, a five-minute drive by car, taxi or 20-minute walk from Bled town. Head out of town along the lake (past Grand Hotel Toplice), then at store Mercator turn left (inland) at the village of Mlino. In the next village, Selo, look for the two colorful beehive apiaries belove the main road.

Call or email few days ahead to arrange a time. Apiaries and parking place are next to a house at the adress Selo pri Bledu 42. Danijela and Blaž do not live in house at apiaries, there home adress is Selo pri Bledu 26.