Beekeeping, a godsend for the Congo basin rainforest

Beekeeping, a godsend for the Congo basin rainforest

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Beekeeping is a practice involving the domestication and rearing of bees to produce products such as honey, wax, royal jelly and propolis, which have a wide range of benefits and uses. The presence of bees in a natural environment contributes to its pollination and indicates the quality of the environment. The forests of the Congo Basin are under threat from over-exploitation. Beekeeping has emerged in the region to preserve this natural heritage as an economically and environmentally effective alternative. While cohabitation with farmers is not always easy, beekeepers try to convince local residents to give this industry, which helps preserve the forest, a chance.