Bee houses are a traditional way of beekeeping for Slovenia (the home of beekeeping) and can also be seen in many other European countries. With the hives lining one wall, the house itself essentially becomes a beehive, trapping the many potential positive benefits from the hive without the added pain of bee stings.
What you can do:
Depending on the season, we have apiary sites located just 20-30 minutes away from ApiLodge! Get geared up in a bee suit and be one with the bees. Includes an open hive demonstration, and basic hive maintenance instructions.
Beehive Air Therapy
The air surrounding and inside the beehive is filled with local honey, pollen, propolis and other purifying agents used by the bees. By inhaling the air, it’s able to treat many respiratory illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis. The aroma of the bees can also help relieve stress and allergy symptoms. Breathe in beehive air in three 20 minute sessions. This activity will be supervised by one of our staff.
Sleeping With The Bees
Traditional apitherapy believes that microvibrations caused by the bees can have a positive effect when lying on top of the beehives. It acts like a light-massage, and can be relaxing while also promoting blood circulation and energy within the body. Just a quick 20 minute nap will leave you feeling refreshed and energised!
From Hive to Jar
Learn how honey extraction and bottling works by taking a tour of our extraction room! This quick 30 minute tour by our beekeeper will help you understand the intricacies in honey production, and how beekeeping can be a sustainable and bio-dynamic business.
Check out our list of workshops here! Sign up to learn how to make beeswax candles, beeswax wraps, or the uses and benefits of beehive products.
Beehive Products Sampling
Come try all the different products that comes from a beehive! Ranges from propolis, pollen, bee bread, and many different flavours and types of honey!
BYOB (Bring your own book)
Have a relaxing time sitting on the patio and read your favourite book. Or choose from our extensive collection of books about bees and their habitat.
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