18 fascinating facts about Slovenia

05.10.2017

18 fascinating facts about Slovenia, the country where one in 20 people keep bees.

'OLIVER SMITH - The Telegraph'


1. They love bees

“Hives and honey are practically a religion in Slovenia – there are around 90,000 beekeepers in a population of just two million,” explains Chris Leadbeater. “Indeed, beekeeping is a prime part of the identity of a country that needs all the distinguishing characteristics it can grasp. It is, beyond its capital, a semi-forested realm, and bees thrive within it. It even has a distinct strain of the insect – Carniolan bees, which are valued for their non-aggressive nature and team ethic.”

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