In Ufa, August 30 arrived representative community beekeepers Germany Andres Erkelenz.
The purpose of the visit was the acquisition of the German specialist Bashkir breed queen bees honey bees. Their existence Andres Erkelenz learned at the International exhibition "Green Week 2012" in Berlin.
- honey festival in Ufa (Photo: Sergey Slovokhotov / WG)
Bashkir breed bees attracted the attention of foreign colleagues for their unique properties — exceptional winter hardiness, high honey production, as well as resistance to many diseases. Also, these bees are superior to other species by the number of Russian produced wax and pollen.
On the second day of the visit Andres Erkelenz plans to visit the apiary Bashkir Research Center on beekeeping and apitherapy in Arkhangelsk region. There, he will be able to personally inspect the hives and learn from the experience of the Bashkir beekeepers.
Very soon, on September 2, the first batch of breeding ewes bees go from Bashkiria in Germany.