Honey Bees of the cold in Russia (80 images)

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Republic of Bachkortostan (Bashkiria), Bees of the cold

On the foothills of the Urals, in a region of deep forests inhabited by bears and of valleys carved out by rivers, lives the Burzyan bee. For over a thousand years now, the bee wardens of Bashkiria harvest the honey from the bee-cradling trees hollowed out by their ancestors.
Leaving from Oufa, the Bashkir capital, a small highway leads us across the monotony of the steppes. Six hours of tarmac and dirt...
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