This year we celebrate the Carniolan honeybee’s 140th birthday. It was named in 1879 by Pollmann.
The Carniolan Honey Bee, which Slovenes are justly proud of, has been given a home in its place of birth.
It was inaugurated with the unveiling of a monument to the Carniolan Honey Bee in Višnja Gora, as part of first World Bee Day celebrations in May 2018.
Emil Rothschütz (1836-1909), from Podsmreka near Višnja Gora, took a hitherto unknown species of bee out into the world. Today we carry on his work, nurturing and spreading knowledge of the Carniolan Honey Bee. In doing so, we draw attention to the importance of bees in the life circle of our planet.