Bee colony collecting season in Ha Tinh
  • |, VietnamNet | November 24, 2021 09:30 AM
People in the central province of Ha Tinh’s Huong Son District are flocking to local forests to hunt for bees.

Pham Van Hoang from Son Kim 2 Commune, said that every early winter (between September and November), bees often seek shelter to avoid the cold weather. At this time of the year, people use decoy hives and nets with a long handle to catch bees.

The decoy nests are created from a curvy piece of wood with holes made in the middle and two closed heads. It is also important for the hunters to concentrate to hear the sound of bees.

Decoy nests are placed on branches of trees, rocks or electric poles to attract bees. The hunters can also use nets to catch bees to put them into the nests. If these bees like the nests, they will call others.

Pure honey is usually used at the nests to lure bees.

After herds of bees fly into the hive, the hunters will use leaves or paper to cover the holes to keep them in and bring them home. Then the bees will be taken to larger hives for domestication. It takes the bees around 2-3 months to make honey.

Each beehive is sold after being brought from forests and can make a profit of VND100,000-500,000.

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