Buzzing Slovenia
Of Bees and People

13.06.2023 to 14.04.2024
Museum Europäischer Kulturen

The exhibition, held as part of the 2023 Slovenian Cultural Days, the 19th European Culture Days at the Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK), showcases both the traditions of Slovenian beekeeping and innovations in the fields of urban beekeeping and sustainable design.

The verdant country of Slovenia is one of the most heavily forested countries in Europe, with a rich diversity of flora from the Adrian Sea to the Alps – making it a true paradise for bees! In 2018, Slovenia helped to establish 20 May as World Bee Day. Did you know that Slovenia has the highest density of beekeepers in the world? Slovenian beekeeping and honey products are part of the national culture, and are synonymous with living traditions, unique artisanry, sustainable resource use and are an example of human beings living in harmony with nature. But long droughts and the use of insecticides in agriculture are threatening the health of the ecosystem, and with it, the well-being of bees.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a jam-packed, four-week events programme. The Slovenian Cultural Days are taking place in collaboration with the Embassy of Slovenia in Berlin, the Slovenian Cultural Information Centre Berlin (SKICA Berlin), the Slovenian Tourist Board and the Slovenski etnografski muzej and the Čebelarski muzej Radovljica.

A special exhibition by the Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin

partially wheelchair accessible

U-Bahn: Dahlem-Dorf
Bus: U Dahlem-Dorf, Limonenstraße, Domäne Dahlem

Strollers and wheelchairs can be borrowed from the ticket desk.

Wheelchair users can access the exhibition via two ramps. There is no floor-based guidance system. All audiovisual media have subtitles in German and English.

Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue closed
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00

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