We are beekeepers with close to 400 beehives. In addition to Miroslav and Ines and with the help of his parents Marica and Stjepan, another person is permanently employed. Most beehives are dedicated to honey production and the rest to the production of other bee products: propolis, honey in the honeycomb, pollen, parchment (fermented pollen, or “bee bread”), royal jelly, beeswax and breeding of selected nuts. We produce seven types of honey: acacia, floral, chestnut, meadow, mint, amorphous and jellyfish. Since the end of 2018 we have also been awarded the Honey of Croatian apiaries. For each of them during the year we migrate bees to honeybee areas. Acacia thus originates from forests in the vicinity of Vrbovec, for the production of chestnut honey, bees collect nectar in chestnut forests near Petrinja, the meadows of Lonjsko Polje are credited with mint and amorphine honey, while the mead, meadow and flower honey originates from meadow forests throughout Turopol. A special place is occupied by a line of honey-based products, ie honey with additives. Honey with chocolate, honey spread with hazelnuts, honey with cinnamon and orange peel, honey with orange, honey with lemon, honey with nuts and nuts and ice honey.
This year we also put into operation the api inhaler house for inhalation with air from the hive at the apiary in the village of Kuče. It contains four professional api inhalers built into the AŽ hives. Api inhalation is the inhalation of air from a hive that is enriched with micro particles of bee products – honey, propolis, fermented pollen, royal jelly, bee venom and beeswax. There are currently only a couple of api inhalation boxes in the Republic of Croatia; and in our area, in Zagreb County, this is the first.
Lastly, it is important to note that honey, pollen, propolis, beeswax and royal jelly, which we sell, are produced by ourselves on our apiaries, thus guaranteeing the quality of all products. There is a possibility that we may sell some products during the year and we do not have them for a while. However, what matters most is quality, not quantity. The guiding principle in our family beekeeping is the PRINCIPLE OF EXCELLENCE.
We sell all our products exclusively on the doorstep. As part of the family home at Seljine brigade 20, Velika Gorica, we have a space that has been converted into a shop – left shop, blue bell OPG Miroslav Antolčić. We also sell our products at trade shows and through the web store www.antolcic-med.com.