Slovenia is keeping its bee buzz on a roll. After Slovenia clinched United Nations support for establishing a World Bee Day in 2008, authorities said Thursday the small European nation's beekeeping tradition is being added to the U.N.'s list of cultural heritage that humanity should preserve.

UNESCO experts gathering in Morocco this week decided that Slovenia’s entry – Beekeeping in Slovenia, a Way of Life – deserves U.N. recognition as an example of an important cultural tradition, Slovenia’s Ministry of Culture said.

The ministry said the bid demonstrated the richness of the beekeeping heritage in Slovenia – its long history and extensive skills, knowledge and practices passed down from generation to generation.

“With its immovable and movable heritage, beekeeping is strongly embedded in Slovenia, and in modern times also being developed is beekeeping in urban environments,” the statement added.Culture Minister Asta Vrečko labelled it as another great cultural achievement for the country.

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