Nature

The Nature of Bashkiria

One the territory of the Republic of Bashkortostan lies a fascinating nature reserve — Shulgan-Tash. Here, an ancient folk trade is preserved — wild-honey farming. It’s been practiced in the South Urals for one and a half thousand years. This old form of bee-keeping focuses on keeping the bees in their natural conditions and in artificial hollows in trees. Over 500 such hives are located on the territory of Shulgan-Tash. RTG TV host Igor Maximenko not only learns about the work of the bee-keepers and what distinguishes wild bees from «tame» bees, he also visits a priceless natural and historical monument the famed Shulgan-Tash cave. He sees cave drawings and mysterious symbosl left by the inhabitants of the area from over 14,000 years ago.

Director Mariya Smelkova

Presenter Igor' Maksimenko

Year 2011

Duration 00:39:11

Director Mariya Smelkova

Presenter Igor' Maksimenko

One the territory of the Republic of Bashkortostan lies a fascinating nature reserve — Shulgan-Tash. Here, an ancient folk trade is preserved — wild-honey farming. It’s been practiced in the South Urals for one and a half thousand years. This old form of bee-keeping focuses on keeping the bees in their natural conditions and in artificial hollows in trees. Over 500 such hives are located on the territory of Shulgan-Tash. RTG TV host Igor Maximenko not only learns about the work of the bee-keepers and what distinguishes wild bees from «tame» bees, he also visits a priceless natural and historical monument the famed Shulgan-Tash cave. He sees cave drawings and mysterious symbosl left by the inhabitants of the area from over 14,000 years ago.