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About the project

The purpose of the project is to link the natural and cultural heritage through the bee-keeping traditions between the two countries’s national forestry organizations. Th e bees – children of the forest, belong to the natural inhabitants of the forest, and in the past it was common for the foresters to have their bees and bribes. LESY SR, š. p. in Topoľčianky Forestry held bees until 1991 – approximately 170 colonies of bees. Later in 2013, Vértesi Erdő Zrt. also renewed its beekeeping.

This project offers a solution for the revival of bee-keeping traditions, and bees in the area will have a positive impact on rural land and agriculture. It helps envolve the natural-minded thinking of young people, as it arouses interest in bee-keeping. Both on the Slovak and Hungarian sides, an apiary is being made, where visitors can get acquainted with the bees’ life and the work of bee-keepers. In Topoľčianky there will be a model honey processing plant, an open-air museum, a classroom of bee-keeping, while Vértestolna will have a wax processing plant and a classroom besides the honey processing plant. The young people will have chances to learn about the laws of nature and the life of bees through lessons and lectures, while adults can learn about the life of bees through introductory lectures. The aim of the project is to raise the awareness of beekeeping, the development of biodiversity and call the attention of the future generations to the cultural and natural values, such as bees and bee-keeping.



  • Bee products model processing plant
  • Establishment of bee farms
  • Excursion for professionals
  • Performing of bee pastures
  • Beekeeping Day
  • Beekeeping products’ day
  • Purchasing of equipment
  • Beekeeping training room and beeskanzen