Hanoi's Bee Research Center makes effort to boost bee population
Updated at Friday, 07 Apr 2017, 11:08
The Hanoitimes - In a report by Isa Soares for CNN’s Eco Solutions, the programme explores the significant role held by bees in food production, and highlights how climate change is threatening their existence in Vietnam.
CNN’s Eco Solutions outlines the role of bees in the food chain and the impact of climate change on the ecosystem
As one of the top ten honey exporters in the world, bees have previously thrived in Vietnam’s tropical climate, but extreme recent summers and winters are now impacting the bees population and are also influencing the country’s ecosystem as a result.
Nguyen Thi Hang, Vietnamese Beekeepers’ Association, explains the importance of the animal to the country’s produce and environment to CNN: “The bees are very important for environment protection… Everybody knows the bee is a very good pollinator for the fruit trees, and also for the crops. If there are no bees, world will disappear within 50 years.”
Eco Solutions speaks to researchers and bee keepers in Hanoi to understand the role of the bees in environmental protection and the conservation efforts the Vietnamese are employing to try and help boost the bee population.