The first ever World Bee Day, announced by the UN, was marked on 20 May. The presentation of wild-hive beekeeping of Lelchitsy District with the participation of the local authorities and independent experts was held in Lelchitsy.
Wild-hive beekeeping has been treated in Lelchitsy District for more than 500 years. Today there are about 200 wild-hive beekeepers in the district.
Vladimir Astapovich from the agrotown of Miloshevichi has been doing wild-hive beekeeping since he started helping his father and grandfather as a child.
Photo by Sergei Kholodilin