World Bee Day 2022 AIMA Lecture Series

CELEBRATING WORLD BEE DAY WITH AIMA, International Association of Agricultural Museums

You can listen to the 2022 World Bee Day Digital AIMA Lecture HERE:


We are more and more aware of the significance of beekeeping for agriculture and in preserving biodiversity. Traditionally, beekeeping was important for bee products, while today we are becoming aware of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. Museums around the world cooperate with beekeepers and nature conservationists in spreading awareness on how to ensure better conditions for bees and other pollinators.

Though a small nation, Slovenia is a beekeeping power with many innovative ideas for sustainable beekeeping. Through different institutions, it contributes to the spread of knowledge over two hundred years old about beekeeping in Slovenia and abroad.

The event is about sharing best practices in preserving important values and traditional beekeeping, connected with apiculture in different European countries with rich apiculture traditions, such as in Slovenia, Poland and Austria.

To join the event, please register before May 19th by emailing aimalecturesreg [at] and we will provide you with the Zoom-Link for our meeting.


Introducing the event with a short film on application for ICH recognition from UNESCO in 2022 Beekeeping in Slovenia, A Way of Life

  • Franc Šivic, Slovenian Beekeeper’s Association, Ljubljana

How We Care for The Well-Being of Bees and Other Pollinators in Slovenia

  • Valentina Cvjetković, Beekeeping Academy of Slovenia, Ljubljana

Si sapis, sis apis, or »If you desire wisdom, do like the honeybee. «

  • Karolina Echaust, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Multispecies Ethnography in Heritage Studies of Tree-Beekeeping in Poland

  • Dr Michael Rubinigg, Styrian Beekeeping Association in Graz, Austria

The Importance of Beekeeping for Agriculture

Live discussion