ApiSlovenia 2024

The ApiSlovenia fair is the largest professional beekeeping event in Europe and has traditionally been held for more than 40 years. In addition to the exhibition program, ApiSlovenia also offers expert lectures on beekeeping. On Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2024, Beekeeping Academy of Slovenia presented at the exhibition area  four hand-made models of beehives (in a uniform scale of 1:25), which represent the typology of Slovenian beehives. They are part of the Slovenian cultural landscape and the rich heritage of folk architecture, beekeeping and unique folk art – the painting of beehive panels. The beehives are the work of architect Damjan Popelar (https://www.galeriakozolec.si/), who reconstructed them on the basis of archival field photographs of the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum from the middle of the 20th century and the Register of old beehives, which has been managed by the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association since 2014.