Pchela is a village in southeastern Bulgaria. It is part of Elhovo municipality, Yambol region.
It is situated 10 km west of Elhovo, 18 km northeast of Topolovgrad and 40 km south from the toen of Yambol. The Turkish border is 25 km away and the European road E-85 is 15 km away.
Kalnitsa River passes through the village, which flows into the river Tunja. In the lands of the settlement there are two dams.
The population is about 420 people.
The terrain is flat and the soil is fertile - suitable for growing almost all kind fruits and vegetables. The altitude ranges from 200 to 299 m. Climate is continental, typical of the Upper Trachian Valley. In a lesser degree is the influence of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. The region is one of the hottest in the country. The average temperature for the coldest month - January is 1,2 ° C.
The village has maintained roads that connect it with neighboring villages. Electricity, water, network coverage of all mobile operators. It has a church, a town hall, a community center, shops and a cafe. Regular bus lines connect Pchela with the nearby villages and towns. The closest medical service, kindergarten and school are located in the town of Elhovo. The main occupation is agriculture.
Natural and cultural landmarks
In the land of the village there are three Thracian burial mounds.
1 km to the west, there is a small chapel, named by the locals "Tiketo".
In the building of the town hall is placed a memorial tablet with the names of all Bulgarians born in the village, who died in the wars.
In Elhovo can be visited the Ethnographic Museum, which is part of The hundred tourist sites.
Beautiful scenery and fresh air attract many fans of alternative and hunting tourism. From there a beautiful view of the Sakar Mountain is revealed.