On the vast stretch of Danxia landform in southwest China's Guizhou Province, there's a species endemic to China: the eastern honey bee. People living under the Danxia slopes there have no access to productive fields in the rugged landscape. Using their ancestral ingenuity, they set beehives on the rock ledges to offer a refuge to the exiled monarch and gather the new colony's rewards.
About 'Journeys in Nature': Central Guizhou Series
Guizhou is the only province in China that does not have a plain. As a mountainous province, the forest coverage rate was over 62 percent by 2022. Its karst landforms, dense vegetation and abundant rivers have provided ideal habitats for countless wildlives. The undulating waves of birds form their special community, the varied landform offers the François' langurs diverse living environments, and the black-necked cranes traverse towering mountain ridges to their winter home in Guizhou. Stay tune and enjoy our new series!
Central Guizhou Series | Episode 1: Cycle of seasons
Central Guizhou Series | Episode 2: Nocturnal rovers
Central Guizhou Series | Episode 3: Waters on Danxia
(Video shot by CGTN Nature film crew; cover image a screenshot)
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