2.09.2009

Beekeeping in Croatia Slovenija

I don't know about you, but with spring making its first tentative incursions toward the overthrow of winter, I'm starting to itch for bees and beekeeping. For now, I'm trying to content myself with reading and thinking about honeybees—and gazing longingly at pictures of bees doing their thing.

So I was delighted to find a fabulous new resource for viewing bees who reside some 4,000 miles away, in and around Croatia Slovenija. A gentleman there recently posted an announcement on the Organic Beekeeping Group regarding a beautiful new web gallery featuring pictures of swarming honeybees.
The gallery is called Rojevi ("swarm" in Croatian), and resides on a content-rich beekeeping site called Webpcelinjak ("web-apiary"), which is fun to explore for moments like this and this and this—not to mention scenes like this and this and this. The images above and below are borrowed from a particularly delightful page on the Webpcelinjak site, which includes a healthy dose of historical and nostalgic (Nostalgija) art, photos, and ephemera.
And as if this weren't abundance enough, the site also has also a nice collection of videos, including a series documenting a big ole snake checking out the hives.

The Rojevi/Swarm gallery invites readers to send good-quality swarm-related photos for this gallery to: webpcelinjak at gmail.com. Photos should be 1024 x 768, at minimum. Include your name and the name of the region and country in which the photo was taken.

Many thanks to the beekeepers who put this site together! Your work has greatly brightened the cold, wintry day of this bee-loving Brooklyn girl!

3 comments:

Joze said...

Dear beekeeper,

our country is Slovenija,it is neighbourhood to Croatia.
Nostalgia is the title, but I put another title: Beekeeping is not folkloristic way. I like your title Global Swarming-swarmnig very important facts.
I have an English book and must have copied to the Word,the title: H. Malcolm Fraser: Anton Janscha on the Swarming of Bees, 1951.
You can see one copy in PHOTOS map on Organic beekeeper site by Peter D.
Joze Simec
ńĆebelarstvo Slovenija
http://www.e-sejem.si/cebelarstvo-slovenija/default.aspx

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