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June 2019

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Georg Jurij Jonke – the Gottscheer beekeeper

“The authority on beekeeping in the Carniola region in the 19th century”, “the author of one of the fundamental works on Slovenian beekeeping”, “teacher of beekeeping”, “preserver and benefactor”, “one of the most learned Gottscheers of his time” etc. These are just a few epithets that describe Georg Jurij Jonke – a Gottscheer who could, because of his achievements, be set up alongside the giants of Slovenian beekeeping, such as…

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