An association of metropolitan beekeepers has created an Advent calendar featuring small glasses with honey harvested in the Austrian capital.
The colourfully illustrated Wiener Honig Advent calendar – which costs 65 Euros (GBP 57) consists of 23 mini-jars of the sought-after foodstuff “and a surprise”, according to the Wiener Bezirksimkerei (Viennese District Apiculture).
The association says on its website: “There’s organic honey from all 23 Viennese districts behind each of the calendar’s little doors. We hope that it will help you bridge the time until Christmas.”
The calendar can be ordered as of now at the organisation’s webshop: https://wiener-bezirksimkerei.at/shop
Advent calendars are a Christmas-period tradition which dates back to the 19th century. Nowadays, conventional editions include 24 pieces of chocolate, one for each day of the 24-day period ahead of Christmas Eve (24th December).
Apart from different types of honey, the store also offers Oxymel soft drinks made with elder, cider vinegar and honey.
The Viennese District Apiculture says it focuses on organic and regional business activities and the protection of the environment.
The news comes as once again this year, for the third time in the past five years, Vienna has captured the top spot in the Global Liveability Index, according to the annual report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
It seems that the city is also a good place for bees to live, as the association currently manages more than 250 colonies of bees at 50 locations all over the federal capital city.