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Mirna Peč Museum to permanently exhibit the Bee World pavilion

Mirna Peč, 20 March 2019 – The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Aleksandra Pivec, attended the solemn handover of the Bee World pavilion and its permanent exhibition at the Lojze Slak and Tone Pavček Museum. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food commissioned the erection of this interactive pavilion in 2016 in support of the proclamation of the World Bee Day. The pavilion has been exhibited in several locations in Slovenia and worldwide, from the EU to Hong Kong, Turkey and New York. After the last exhibition at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum, the pavilion was handed over to the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, which chose the Mirna Peč museum as the site of the pavilion’s permanent exhibition by public tender.

In her introductory address, Minister Pivec stressed that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, in cooperation with the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, other line ministries and institutions, carried out the unique project of proclaiming World Bee Day, which earned Slovenia international recognition. The interactive pavilion erected for this purpose in 2016 played an important role in this project and exceeded all expectations: "Through its interactive promotion of bees and other pollinators, Slovenia was successful in winning international support in declaring 20 May as World Bee Day". According to the Minister, by promoting World Bee Day Slovenia endeavours to familiarise the global public with the importance of bees and other pollinators for humanity to the greatest possible extent, especially in the contexts of preventing hunger and protecting the environment and biodiversity: "Environmental changes pose an increasing threat to pollinators. This is why we must undertake concrete action to prevent their extinction." In May 2018 the Ministry launched a programme of measures to reduce the threat to honeybees and wild pollinators, the main targets of which are to establish and to preserve numerically suitable honeybee populations and to preserve the abundance and variety of wild pollinator populations. At the end of the event, Minister Pivec called upon the attending audience to actively contribute to the preservation of bees and other pollinators to the maximum possible extent by their actions and to respect our common environment: "Let me borrow the words of young people who gathered in protests last week to demand immediate climate action: there is no planet B; there is no another Earth."


The Bee World pavilion was constructed in 2016 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food in cooperation with the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association and other contractors. The pavilion has been exhibited in several countries worldwide, from the EU to Hong Kong to the USA, and has been used since 2018 by the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association, which chose the Lojze Slak and Tone Pavček Museum in Mirna Peč as the site of the pavilion’s permanent exhibition by public tender.


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