For you thrill seekers this stop may be three zzz’s rather three stars, but I really enjoy learning about and sampling local produce. In this instance, it was honey. We gave it three thumbs up.
We stopped in our tour guide’s small village near Lake Bled (will describe Tina, her home and family in a future post—she is amazing) to view an ancient beehive and give some locally produced honey a taste test. The art of beekeeping was perfected in the mid-1700’s by a Slovenian farmer and Slovenia has been known for their honey ever since.
The beehives look similar to a post office wall of post boxes, but made of wood painted with different colorful medieval style art on each “box”. Each painted panel helps distinguish each hive. Honey samples included a floral and a pine base. Wow. Extreme flavor in a good way. Reproductions of the beehive panel art are sold in Lake Bled and Ljubljana, but like a fool I forgot to purchase. Arggh!