Beautiful Beehives of the Day!

Global Beekeeping

Here are some beehives that may touch upon not just one, but two, major phobias of normal folks – bees and heights. These villagers in China decided to combine the two!

Pictures and text (translated from Chinese) published by and property of China Daily:

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Located in Shennongjia, Hubei Province (central China), at the gate of a mountain, on a cliff 1200 meters above sea level, 700+ beehives hang on the face of a cliff. From far away, they look like rows of mini coffins; this is where the bees call ‘home’. Shennongjia’s bees are considered crucial to the ecosystem of central China, considering the sharp population decline, and that in Northern China bees are mostly extinct. Shennongjia has become Shangri-la for bees. The pictured hives are in a conservation area and are hung on the side of a cliff to imitate the bees natural habitat in hopes of attracting wild bees.

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13 thoughts on “

  1. andy1076 says:

    Wow! I can’t imagine myself doing this. :O

  2. andy1076 says:

    Reblogged this on My story to you.. and commented:
    Would you climb this high for honey? :O

  3. something similar is done in some hilly parts of Nepal “honey hunters” even a award winning documentary was made on it ..

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