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How one man is saving China's endangered bees

Most beekeepers in China keep imported bees from Europe because they are easier to manage and produce more honey.

But 60-year-old Li Yongchang decided to keep indigenous Chinese bees a decade ago.

They have been on the verge of extinction for years, and Li is on a mission to pass on his skills to raise these creatures essential to China's natural environment.

Reporting by the BBC's Xinyan Yu.

  • 09 Sep 2016
  • From the section Asia
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