The main purpose of the Academy is to provide informal training about the beekeeping methods developed by Slovenian beekeepers. The BAS is a constituent part of the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (AIS) and is located at the Institute’s headquarters in Ljubljana. The Academy was established in response to a growing demand from abroad for the rich knowledge of Slovenian beekeepers. It is chaired by the Academy principal and a programme committee composed. The BAS presents an opportunity for Slovene and foreign experts from different branches to work together in a joint mission to spread professional expertise on bees and beekeeping in Slovenia, and to make practical use of this broader network of knowledge. Through its activities, the BAS will endeavour to raise awareness of the importance of lifelong learning, better connect the Slovenian regions and promote tourism. The major goal is to help develop beekeepers with broad practical knowledge, adhering to the fundamental value of living in harmony with nature, and with a global overview of apiculture, who will proudly demonstrate the knowledge they have gained at the Beekeeping Academy of Slovenia.