Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
City population: 279,624
Project duration: 2015 - ongoing
Project cost: Unknown
Financing source(s): Public local authority's budget

Ljubljana Bee Trail

To promote bee-keeping, the city created the Bee Trail - a circuit where visitors can discover Ljubljana's beekeeping heritage and the significance of bees for our survival. (1)

Urban setting

  • Grey infrastructure with green features
    • Other
  • Parks and (semi)natural urban green areas
    • Other

Key challenges

  • Cultural heritage and cultural diversity
  • Health and well-being (SDG 3)
  • Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)

Main beneficiaries

  • Citizens or community groups
Project objectives
Developing conciousness on the importance of the bees for life, learning about the tradition of the beeking in Ljubljana and Slovenia, supporting indigenous Carniolan honey bee with urban bee hives. (1 and 2)
Implementation activities
organized tours of the Bee trail, development of the urban beehives and deployment across the city (2)

Type of initiating organisation

  • Local government / municipality

Management set-up


Participatory approaches/ community involvement

  • Dissemination of information and education
Project implemented in response to ...
... an EU policy or strategy? Yes
Green Capital 2016 - directly mentioned (2) European Green Capital Award (EGCA) is a policy tool the European Commission is using to address urban sustainability challenges, which recognises and rewards local efforts to improve the environment, the economy and the quality of life in cities. 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP) underpins the EGCA as a policy tool which is directly mentioned in the documents
... a national policy or strategy? Unknown
... a local policy or strategy? Unknown
Expected impacts
  • Climate action for adaptation, resilience and mitigation (SDG 13)
  • Economic development and decent employment (SDG 8)
  • Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
  • Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)
Details on impacts and indicators used Unknown

Presence of formal monitoring system


Presence of indicators used in reporting


Presence of monitoring/ evaluation reports


Availability of a web-based monitoring tool

  • Botanical Garden
    Botanical Garden
    Photographer: Dunja Wedam, retrieved 09/20/2018 from Sonja Juranovič (Promotial Material Production Coordinator)
  • Bee Trail
    Bee Trail
    Photographer: Aleš Fevžer, retrieved 09/20/2018 from Sonja Juranovič (Promotial Material Production Coordinator)


Disclaimer: The data collection was carried out between June and August 2017, the information presented has not been updated afterwards.