LIFE IN A HIVE
The Carniolan Bee House in Višnja Gora is an experience for small and large families: either bee ones, human ones, or beekeeping ones. Do you have curious children, colleagues, partners, friends? Share a life together, just like in a bee hive and improve your living harmony, co-creativity, and collaboration. Welcome to Višnja Gora and the ApiLab Innovation Technology Centre.
The exhibition’s virtual heroes are from Višnja Gora and from the famous Rothschütz beekeeping family that elevated the Carniolan honey bee into an independent subspecies. Multimedia stories open the doors of their world and that of bees. Meet Phillip on a blossoming Meadow, learn about Emil’s ventures in the Carniolan grey bee trade in the Laboratory, and about the soothing effects of honey in the Kitchen with Antonia. Actual bee hives made of glass with bees are also a special experience.
Sleeping like in a Bee Hive
Nothing beats spending a night in a bee hive right at the top of the Carniolan Bee House. Rooms are designed as innovative honeycomb cells with individual entrances. They are connected into an enormous honeycomb wooden structure. Social corners are sometimes buzzing like a real bee house. A 360-degree view of Višnja Gora will welcome you in the morning, alongside a healthy breakfast with local honey and other goodies.
To collect more sweet moments, make a stop at the Café in the ground floor of the House of the Carniolan Honey Bee. The sweet smell of honey will guide you to it. Enjoy a curated selection of drinks and homemade delicacies out of honey, either inside or in the outdoor garden. Antonia, who once ran the homestead, would surely be proud of our sweets and desserts, as we strive to follow her recommendations.
Find suggestions and tips about who to visit and which path to take, to make your weekend in Višnja Gora and Ivančna Gorica as lively as in a bee hive. The Tourist Information Centre will be happy to help you with your expeditions in nature and with any purchases in the souvenir shop. In our vicinity there are also a bee house with a park full of honey plants and the commemoration of the Carniolan honey bee.
The ApiLab Innovation Technology Centre – the Carniolan Bee House is a business epicentre for the local community, Slovenia, and the region. It is a bridge between heritage, tradition and innovative economy. It is a space of new ideas and success stories. Small and medium-sized business can take advantage of ApiLab’s brand-new technologies and approaches to develop new insights and design advanced solutions.