About Us



our bees are our pride

The beekeeping started as a hobby a few decades ago. Today beekeeping is our lifestyle.

Far away from the city noise, industry, busy transport roads and intensive farming we look after over a hundred bee families with love and care.

We keep bee colonies in intact nature environment on seven locations on the altitude from 400 to 650 meters in the surrounding area of Laško, Slovenia. Good location allows our bees rapid spring development (which started already in April). Our bees have at disposal nectar and honeydew flow. Our bees are adapted to cold winters and hot summers.

We beekeep with advanced methods. This provides us the highest quality and allows us to fully exploit the given conditions. We beekeep with LR polystyrene bee hives and breed queen bees in Rauchfuss-type mating hive. Langstroth polystyrene bee hives create the best conditions for development of strong bee colony. When Rauchfuss-type mating hive with bigger volume of the breeding station allows young queen that in it physiologically ripen, so queens  are better quality; especially in case of bad weather conditions during the breeding (cold and rainy season…).  


Our Standards


The Lešek Carnica bess and queens are pure Carnica – Apis mellifera carnica.


All our bees and queens are under regular state veterinarian control.


Queens are open mated on our mating yards surrounded only by pure carnica colonies.

*Beekeepers and breeders from all over the world recognize the benefits of the Carnica’s natural tendency of keeping small colonies in winter and exploding in early spring to prepare for the early honey flow. Slovenia is homeland off the Carnica bee and is the only bee race allowed to be bred in Slovenia!


Our products


All our bees and queens are under regular state veterinarian control. Our honey is under internal control and is pre-screened at the reference laboratory. We beekeeping according to the guidelines of good hygienic habits in accordance with the principles of the HACCP system. Bees colletc honey in unspoiled nature, far away from industry, cities, intensive farming and busy transport roads. The nearest larger settlement is Laško.



we are queen carnica team

Venčeslav Lešek

Venčeslav Lešek

master beekeeper
Romana Klinar

Romana Klinar