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20 May Marks Second Observance Of World Bee Day

beekeeper working on beehive

On Monday, 20 May, Slovenia and the entire world will celebrate the second World Bee Day, which the UN General Assembly proclaimed on 20 December 2017. The proclamation, which is the result of cooperation between the Slovenian Beekeeping Association (the initiator of the proposal) and the Republic of Slovenia, is one of Slovenia’s greatest diplomatic achievements. The main purpose of World Bee Day is to raise global awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinators for humankind, particularly with respect of fighting world hunger.

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A House of Bees

Slovenia prides itself as a country of bees and beekeepers. In fact, the UN recently declared the first International Day of Bees on Slovenia’s initiative. In the remote but spectacular Soča River Valley, a historic, but little visited apiary known as the Matija Bee House recalls Slovenia’s beekeeping heritage. In the 19th century, Slovenian beekeepers pioneered many techniques that were eventually ...

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