Beekeeping recognised as national intangible heritage (Source:

The recognition will foster the sustainable development of beekeeping, forest protection, and poverty reduction in the localities.

The beekeeping practice has been handed down from generation to generation and is in line with tourism development plans to attract tourists to the U Minh Ha cajuput forest.

The province will work to enhance the value of local honey, which is frequently used in traditional medicine and is globally recognised. It is also planning to host a symposium on the development of traditional beekeeping, said Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tieu Minh Tien.

Every year, when flower season is in full bloom in the U Minh Ha, honeybees fly back and make their nests. Local residents study and think of ways to keep the honey bees home.

The U Minh Ha cajuput forest covers more than 80,000 ha in Tran Van Thoi, U Minh, and Thoi Binh districts. It is home to the Vo Doi National Forest, on 8,000 ha./.

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