Information, advice and reports regarding current educational beekeeping topics as well as the treatment of and trade in bees.
Healthcare of Bees
Our concessionary, operative, specialised work in the area of the healthcare of bees is carried out on the basis of ordinances, decisions, summons and monitoring.
We monitor the health status of bees, carries out clinical examinations of bees and field tests for pathogens, takes samples for laboratory tests, gives expert opinions, treats, prescribes and dispenses medicines for bees, monitors and determines the effectiveness of treatment, prepares expert articles, and provides expert support to the Ministry of Health in the control and preparation of programmes and regulations. In addition, we issue certificates for the sale of bees within the territory of Slovenia, cooperates with other institutes at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and advises beekeepers, external institutions and breeding organisations in the field of healthcare of bees as well as educating beekeepers, veterinarians and the general public in the field of healthcare of bees, conducts student internships and participates in development and research projects.
Beekeepers should seek advice in person from the regional veterinarian of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the National Veterinary Institute.
Reports, Advice and Articles
NVI, Institute of Pathology, Wild Animals, Fish And Bees
Healthcare of Bees - Office (building A2)
Gerbičeva ulica 60
April to September:
- Monday: 7:30 – 9:00
- By prior arrangement
October to March:
- By prior arrangement
Lucija Žvokelj, DVM
Jerica Vreček Šulgaj, DVM
NVI Unit Nova Gorica
mag. Ivo Planinc, DVM
Pri hrastu 18,
5000 Nova Gorica
Office hours ČD Tolmin and ČD Bovec:
every first Wednesday of the month from 8.00 – 10.00 at Čiginj (office of ČD Tolmin).
Office hours ČD Idrija and ČD Cerkno:
every third Wednesday of the month from 8.30 – 11.00 in Idrija (office of ČD Idrija).
Office hours ČD Postojna and ČD Pivka:
every last Wednesday of the month in Postojna (Veterinarska ambulanta Postojna).
NVI Unit Nova Gorica - Sežana
Trg 28. Avgusta 3,
Suzana Skerbiš, DVM
Koper, Upravna zgradba Agrarie (1.nadstropje soba 12) Ul. 15 maja 17, Koper
vsak prvi četrtek v mesecu od 8.00 -12.00
Ilirska Bistrica Čebelarski dom Antona Žnideršiča:
zadnja sreda v mesecu od 12.00 - 14.00