Radovljica, in north west slovenia, has a marvellous museum about bees and bee keeping; showing the history of bee keeping in Slovenia and a film about the biology of bees.
Everywhere we have travelled in Slovenia we have seen the bee hives with their colourful front panels. Slovenia has a tradition of painting pictures on these panels which died out in the twentieth century. The photograph shows two examples which amused us. Many of the panels have religious pictures, others show celebrations and local myths.