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The bee project of Shangri-la

After two weeks in Thailand, I travelled to Xiānggélǐlā (Shangri-la), a city in the Yunnan province near the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. The settlement itself is ancient, but “Shangri-la” was born in 2001. Originally called Zhongdian, Shangri-la took on its new title in order to encourage tourism in the area. Several neighboring counties also […] Read more

Honey bee species around the world

In addition to the western honey bee, Apis mellifera, there are 6 other Apis species in the world today. These belong to three groups or subgenera. Subgenus Micrapis Apis andreniformis Apis florea Subgenus Megapis Apis dorsata Subgenus Apis Apis cerana Apis koschevnikovi Apis mellifera Apis nigrocincta You will sometimes see three others listed. Apis breviligula […] Read more

Feeding a New Package of BeesHow Long?
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