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The Museum of Ancient Beekeeping in Stripeikiai

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Museum of Ancient Beekeeping
Stripeikiai
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The museum dedicated to the milleniaold traditions of beekeeping in Stripeikiai gives a glimpse into the fascinating world of bees. You can learn how bees were protected from bears, see a wide diversity of ancient hives, and maybe even submerge yourself in some honey aromatherapy.
Bees play a central role in the Lithuanian national identity, with even a word for friend – “bičiulis” – sharing the same etymology as the word for bee. Over the centuries, honey has been put to great use for everything from candles to sweet treats, and still occupies an important place in the local diet – Lithuanians put it in tea, spread it on toast, and even dip cucumbers in it. The museum dedicated to the milleniaold traditions of beekeeping in Stripeikiai gives a glimpse into the fascinating world of bees. You can learn how bees were protected from bears, see a wide diversity of ancient hives, and maybe even submerge yourself in some honey aromatherapy. Bee there, or bee square.

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