Ancient Beekeeping Museum

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Ancient Beekeeping Museum

Welcome to finding us in the forest, in Stripeikiai village. In this village, whose centuries-old past is evidenced by chronicles from the 14th century; where people have long been friends with bees, collecting honey and wax. The Museum of Ancient Beekeeping was established here in 1984. Its creator, Bronislovas Kazlas, a bright remembrance, has dreamed since childhood that the message of all that is alive is holy; that all things are interconnected, and that through these connections the meaning of life is revealed. Here's a bee: a small insect that flies between flowers, picks nectar, and at the same time carries fruitful plant messages that make them rich.

From the point of view of cognitive tourism and education, the museum plays a very important role - visitors are introduced to beekeeping, its development in Lithuania, and its peculiarities. They are also introduced to bee life, ecology and find out more about their role in the ecosystem. The museum plays an important role in promoting the principles of organic beekeeping, as well as promoting beekeeping as a traditional craft.

The beekeeping museum is located in a picturesque 4 ha area: the outdoor exposition consists of an old sculpture park, a linden hill with hammocks for "natural" relaxation, a children's playground, outdoor gazebos adapted for fellowship and refreshments. An Insect Hotel has been built along the Tauragna River to observe the settlers. The area also houses our "peaceful" bees - living together with four presidential bee colonies (gifts from Lithuanian Presidents - Valdas Adamkus and Dalia Grybauskaitė), visually presenting the stages of hive development from hunting to frame beekeeping. Here you will also find news of beekeeping: the hive of "honey from the crane", the "hive with windows"; where you can watch what the bees do at home, the newly inhabited "natural" hive where they regulate their lives.

A new interactive indoor exhibit is located in 5 buildings. Each building introduces bee / beekeeping with a different theme. We offer ten educational programs ranging from gingerbread to wool bee felt. The museum celebrates monthly events: May has the Day of Bees, June has the Day of Dew, July has the Day of the Hundred Linden Blossoms, and August is the end of the honeybee season. It is possible to come alone or in groups, with guided tours and educational excursions.

Museum accepts visitors from May to September 30th from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Monday and Tuesday off. In winter season visitors are only accepted if they have booked an excursion in advance.

Visiting the museum exposition for adults - 4 €, students, pensioners and people with disability - 2 €, preschoolers - for free. Family ticket - 10 € (for a family of up to 6 people with one or two adults and children under 18). Excursion for a group of people (no more than 10) costs 20€ or 2€ for a person, if a group is bigger than 10 people.

Attention! Only the guides of the Aukštaitija National Park are allowed to lead excursions in the museum!