“Pic of the Week”, December 13, 2019: Radovljica Chocolate Festival

00 Radovljica Chocolate Art

I was unaware that the small city of Radovljica, home of Slovenia’s famous bee-keeping Museum, was home to a chocolate festival until I saw this piece of street art sitting near the main town square.

I did a little research and found this event is fairly new, starting in 2012.  It is held over a weekend in early April of each year, usually on the weekend after Easter.  Chocolatiers from all over the country and some from neighboring countries show up and feature their wares.  You can buy “tasting” coupons that let you sample the delicious assortment of chocolates.  My mouth waters just thinking about it (confession — I am a lover of fine chocolate)

Besides palate tempting displays …

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A Bee-Keeper’s Paradise — a Visit to the Museum of Apiculture, Radovljica, Slovenia

00 Radovljica Bee Keeping Museum (47)

Radovljica is a small city that’s close to the popular Slovenian lake town of Bled.  It has a well-preserved Medieval square, with many authentic Medieval-era buildings lining it.  Dominating the square is the large Radovljica Mansion that’s home to several interesting museums, including the Museum of Apiculture.

The Museum of Apiculture was founded in 1959 by the Beekeepers’ Association of Slovenia.  The purpose of the museum was to collect records and artefacts documenting the traditional practice of beekeeping, and to help preserve this heritage.  The museum was incorporated into Radovljica Municipality Museums in 1963.

Apiculture Museum, Radovljica

Apiculture Museum, Radovljica

Beekeeping in Slovenia was at its peak in the 18th and 19th centuries, although Slovenian honey and bee products remain popular to this day.  The museum’s exhibits represent …

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