Learn the ins and outs of beekeeping; how to maintain hives, feed bees and collect honey. We’ll teach you cost-saving methods such as how to build your own hives out of wood, which can reduce up to 70% of the costs of starting up your own apiary. You’ll also learn how to prepare Propolis (aka ‘bee glue’; a sealant made from bee resin) and delicious Medovina Honey Wine.
Living and Learning
Every year in July, we begin to welcome students to our amazing countryside apiary for retreats that last seven days at a time. Our training sessions are small and personal, with only five to seven people per group. We only run four training groups per year, so space is extremely limited. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!
Whether it’s a fun hobby or a new career path, Zen Recreations sabbaticals will provide you with the valuable tools you need to get started on building your very own apiary. You’ll have many discoveries along the way as you create wonderful memories, stories and adventures to take back home. Located in scenic Montenegro, you’ll want to start packing your bags right away! Call 1 800 900 9176 or text us 1 929 266 5936 (1 929 266 5ZEN)- and we can answer your specific questions.
Share your victories; If you have a success story, send us an email and we’ll pay you to publish it on our website alongside the many other testimonials. Send your tales and inquiries to moc.snoitaercernez@ecneirepxe. Join our growing circle of friends today.
Day 1: ArrivalSafe arrival in Podgodica. Settle into a 3-star Bed & Breakfast.
Day 2: Training CourseLearn the ins and outs of beekeeping; how to maintain hives, feed bees and collect honey. Our beautiful bee sanctuary is located in the welcoming comforting Slano Jezero countryside. Learn the ins and outs of beekeeping; how to maintain hives, feed bees and collect honey. You will be provided transport from Hotel to Apiary and back
Day 3: Visit to the wood millVisit to the wood mill
Day 4: "Bee Glue"“Bee Glue”
Day 5: Wine MakingMedovina
Day 6: AdventuresAdventures - Join us on a relaxing rafting trip on the flowing waters of the Tara River.
Day 7: Departure Day