Celebrating World Bee Day on 20 May, Cankarjev dom will host an event dedicated to spreading awareness about the prominence of bees. This year also marks eleven years of urban beekeeping on the roof of Cankarjev dom, in cooperation with the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association.
The model of the bee was made with 3D printing and has more than 90% morphological similarity to real worker bees. The 3D model was created at the initiative of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association during the Slovenian presidency of the EU Council and then travelled to the World Expo in Dubai, where it attracted a lot of attention. From the exhibition in Dubai, the giant model of the Carniolan honey bee arrived at Cankarjev dom, where it is on display in the Great Reception Hall.
500,000 buzzing Carniola honey bees on the rooftop of Cankarjev dom
Cankarjev dom has been the pioneer of urban beekeeping in Slovenia. As a contribution to Ljubljana’s increasing biodiversity, beehives were installed on the rooftop. Approximately 500,000 buzzing Carniola honey bees have since been pollinating city plants and providing honey as a unique product of the congress centre. Their honey is of the highest quality and boasts the Slovenian honey certificate.