As part of the pan-Slovenian campaign that promotes the importance of local self-sufficiency and raises awareness about beekeeping, BISL joined the Traditional Slovenian Breakfast project last Friday. Our students finished the week with a sweet Friday, including a piece of bread, butter, honey, and an apple. Remember - breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

Honeybees, specifically the Carniolan honeybee (Apis mellifera carnica), thrive in Slovenian beehives. Known locally as the Carniolan gray bee, these bees are integral to Slovenia's beekeeping tradition. The bee is a fascinating insect with a body consisting of three parts, three pairs of legs, and two pairs of wings. It undergoes complete metamorphosis – from egg to larva, pupa, and finally, adulthood.

The primary mission of bees is the pollination of various plants. This crucial role supports the development and existence of plant species. Bees collect pollen, an essential food for the life of bee colonies.
In the pollination of fruit trees, bees play a vital role by pollinating 70-80% of the flowers. This percentage is on the rise due to the intensification of agricultural production.