Artistic Inspiration of the Bees

Beekeeping has a rich tradition in Slovenia, part of which is also a unique folk art – painted beehive panels. Spend a few pleasant hours in the company of a beekeeper/painter, who will introduce you to the practical and artistic sides of beekeeping. Learn about the secret life of bees and master the techniques of beehive panel painting.


Painted beehive panels are a feature of Slovenian folk culture. Front beehive panels are painted with religious and secular motifs by beekeepers themselves or even painters. You too will be able to roll up your sleeves and test your painting mettle. You do not need any prior knowledge to attend the workshop, as you will be guided through the traditional multi-phase painting process by academic painter and beekeeper Anja Bunderla. After learning about the bees and painting techniques, you will end this pleasant gathering with a snack made with homemade honey.


3 hours


Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm

No. of persons:

Up to 8 (minimum of 4)


Expert beekeeper guidance, protective equipment, tools to help you learn how to paint beehive panels, homemade honey tasting, snack


The event will take place between 1 June and 30 September 2021. People allergic to bee stings should refrain from taking part. People allergic to honey should notify the staff at booking.

Umetniski navdih cebel Listing

Artistic Inspiration of the Bees

Peek into a beehive, see how honey is made and try your hand at traditional beehive panel painting.

Blejska koca Listing

Blejska koča mountain hut

The Blejska koča mountain hut is perfect if you are after a short hike and a pleasant lunch in the mountains’ embrace. It is also a stop frequented by more experienced climbers on their way to Debela peč, a member of Slovenia’s 2,000-metre club. The hut offers spectacular views of Pokljuka plateau’s forests.

Lipanski vrh Listing

Lipanski vrh summit

The Lipanski vrh summit is best approached from Mt Lipanca and will reward you with a beautiful view of Triglav and the surrounding peaks. From the top you can continue towards Debela peč or return to Mt Lipanca for a spot of lunch at the Blejska koča mountain hut.


Debela pec Listing

Mt Debela peč

Mt Debela peč is a fairly easily accessible 2,000-meter peak on the edge of the Pokljuka plateau and thus a popular hiking destination. From Debela peč views open towards Triglav and other peaks of the Julian Alps.

Vodnikov Razglednik POI

Vodnik’s Viewpoint

Visit one of the most scenic viewpoints from which to admire beauty of Lake Bohinj. Follow the well-marked trail for a short and easy hike and enjoy the breathtaking views. Take your time, sit down on the bench and take in the beauties of nature.

Planina Zajarovnik Listing

Mountain Pasture Zajavornik

This exquisite mountain pasture is a gem of nature in the embrace of Pokljuka forests. Prepare to be enchanted by its spacious pastures, shepherd huts and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. A cheese dairy is open here in the summer, also offering a taste of its products.

Vodnikov Razglednik Listing2

Grmečica Waterfall

The picturesque Grmečica Waterfall is but a short hike away, making it a convenient family destination. The 8-metre high waterfall empties into a larger pool before joining the Sava Bohinjka River slightly further down. An excellent choice for all seasons.

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