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The Hungarian and Slovak foresters bee project

  • Call IDSKHU/1601
  • Priority AxisNature and Culture
  • Specific objective1.1 To increase the attractiveness of the border area
  • Registration No.SKHU/1601/1.1/002
  • Total Project budget1,093,136.37 €
  • Total ERDF awarded929,165.91 €
  • Project start date 1 November 2017
  • Project end date31 October 2019
  • Project statusRunning

The importance of bees is undeniable and of vital importance from the point of view of the existence of the mankind. Bees are children of the forests, belong to the original inhabitants of woods, and it was natural in the past, that foresters had bees and were breeding bees. In the Kistapolcsány Forestry of the Lesy Slovenskej republiky, š.p. bees had been kept until 1991, roughly 170 families of bees. The gradual loss of diversification of forestry, as a result of diseases and changes in forestry, breeding of bees stopped, which weakened the tradition of beekeeping and processing of bee products in the countryside. The Vértesi Erdő Zrt. by internal motivation has embraced the potential opportunities of this dying business in 2013. Today it has nearly 100 families of bees, that it has grazed on its own fields, thus ensuring the conditions of production of high quality honey. This project is a road, leading towards the renewal of medicines and beekeeping traditions ,and bringing back the positive impact of the bee families, which can positively influence the formation of youth and may raise their interest towards beekeeping. Thus the overall situation will be supported, as Europe is also struggling with the decreasing share of beekeeping, since only 60% of its need of honey is ensured.Both in the Slovak and Hungarian side a field for the bees will be „established”, where kids can be acquainted with the life of bees. To learn the additional processing works an open-air museum will be esablished in Kistapolcsány and a classroom neighbouring with a honey-and wax processing plant will be developed in Vértestolna would give a space. The young age group can get acquainted with the world of bees in the framework of lessons, lectures ,while the adult ages in the framework of free university lectures and courses.The objective is increasing biodiversity besides shaping the views of young people, and konwledge transfer.


Lead Beneficiary / ERDF awarded

Vértesi Erdészeti és Faipari Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság

Tatabánya, Dózsakert utca 63. 2800

503,357.80 €

Beneficiary 1 / ERDF awarded

LESY Slovenskej republiky, štátny podnik

Banská Bystrica, Námestie SNP 8 975 66

425,808.11 €

Locations of investment






Opening Press Event - 2018/01/18

The opening press conference of the "Hungarian and Slovak foresters for the bees" will be hold in Kistapolcsány (Slovakia) on 18th of January 2018 at 9:30 am in the joint organization of LESY SR and Vértes Erdő Zrt.

  • Location: Topoľčianky
  • Project acronym: SK-HU FORESTERS AND BEES
  • Project registration number: SKHU/1601/1.1/002
  • Website:
  • GPS coordinates: N48°25'16'' E18°24'48''
  • Event organized by: LESY SR, štátny podnik
  • Contact person: Ing. Nikoleta Nozdrovická
  • Phone number: +421 908 901 949
  • E-mail address:
  • Language of event: Slovak
  • Interpretation: yes
  • Registration is needed: yes
  • SKHU/1601/1.1/002 (3)