Slovenia is home to excellent beekeepers and the autochthonous Carniolan bee. There are over 11,000 beekeepers and the landscape is adorned by over 13,000 apiaries, containing around 180,000 hives with bees that collect quality honey and other products.
The exhibition presents former and present apiaries and a diverse range of hives, bee homes, from the collection of the SEM and other Slovene museums. The exhibition also features beehives from the neighbouring countries where the Carniolan bee is at home as well. A special section of the exhibition is dedicated to the painted beehive panels from the SEM's collection.
With the exhibition Where bees are at home the SEM marks the first celebration of the World Bee Day and the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.