Beautiful Beehives of the Day!
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:
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.