First Celebration of World Bee Day

From May 20, 2018 12:00
At Breznica, Žirovnica (Žirovnica 59, 4274 Žirovnica, Slovenija)

The first commemoration of World Bee Day will begin with a celebration under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, followed by a meeting of Slovenian beekeepers that will be held near the village of Breznica in the Municipality of Žirovnica. Beekeepers, families, and everyone who wishes to celebrate World Bee Day will also be able to visit the so-called Honey Village, where bee products and cottage industry products will be available for purchase from more than 80 stands. Furthermore, people will also be invited to taste culinary specialities made of honey from various regions of Slovenia.



The first celebration of World Bee Day, under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor

The celebration is organised by the Municipality of Žirovnica and the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.

Keynote speaker:

  • Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia

Welcome addresses:

  • José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the FAO
  • Boštjan Noč, President of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association
  • Leopold Pogačar, Mayor of the Municipality of Žirovnica

Cultural programme, food and beverages


Accompanying programme: from 9 a.m. onwards

Location 1: Anton Janša Memorial Apiary, Breznica

  • Entertainment performances


Location 2: Breznica Cultural Hall (a circular path from the apiary will lead through the hall)

  • Presentation of the Anton Janša Bee Park in Breznica 2019


Location 3: Promenade on the local Breznica–Vrba road

  • Local market
  • Performances by street artists focusing on bees
  • Entertainment for children: a bee hunt.
  • The main stage on the promenade: performances by folk musicians: Brina Vogelnik, Eva and Peter, the Gorje band, an accordion player, etc.



  • Event location: Žirovnica Equestrian Club (outdoor venue), between the villages of Breznica and Vrba (GPS location: 46 23.413 N 14 9.269 E)
  • Attendance is free of charge, prior acrediation is not needed; dress code: casual.
  • Contact information for the media: Zavod za turizem in kulturo Žirovnica, Žirovnica 14, 4274 Žirovnica, phone no.: +386 4 580 15 03, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At Breznica, Žirovnica (Žirovnica 59, 4274 Žirovnica, Slovenija)

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