A Monument to a Bee to Be Installed in Slovenia
A monument to Carniolan honey bee will be installed in the settlement of Višnji Gori. Autochthonous honey bee, native to Slovenia, is the second most popular bee species in the world (after the Italian honey bee).
The solemn event will be timed to the first International Day of Bees, which will be celebrated on 20 May 2018. An interactive sculpture will be installed in the city, from which he Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica, Pollmann) originates. In the local basic school, it is planned to open the House-Museum of the Carniolan Bee, the history of which will help attract tourists to the ancient town of the Lower Carniola (Slovene: Dolenjska) region.
Baron Emil Rošic (Rotschutz), a mid-19th century bee merchant from Podsmreka Castle (near Višnja Gora), was the first to study the Carniolan bee and prove its nectar bearing capacity. He exported the Carniolan bee to European countries (in 1866). Other beekeepers soon followed his example.
The Carniolan honey bee (Slovene: kranjska sivka) is named after the Slovenian region of Kranjska (Carniola in Latin).