Painted apiary in Olimje, Slovenia

Painted apiary in Olimje, Slovenia

In the areas of Slovenian Styria (Slovenska Štajerska), Carniola (Kranjska)and the Austrian state of Carinthia (Kärnten) one can find these traditionally painted bee boards (Panjske končnice). With the help of these paintings beekeepers were able to find the right hive.

Generally the subjects were religious but on this apiary located next to Olimje Monastery you can also see a depicition of the monastery.