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Breeding queen bees of the Carniolan bee

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Below you can find a short description of an element listed in the Slovene Register of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Breeding queens of the Carniolan bee involves producing new queen bees by selecting the best genetic qualities of bee families, taking breeding material from them and raising queen larvae or inseminating the queen.

The bearers of the element of the intangible cultural heritage are:

The Slovenian Beekeepers' Association

The Agricultural Institute of Slovenia

Nomination Beekeeping in Slovenia, a way of life, was on the 1. December 2022 listed on the UNESCO Representative List of intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity