Na’metian is a Yao village in south Yunnan’s Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. To help the poor villagers, the provincial taxation officers joined hands with the Dianyunmiyu bio-company, offering them beehives and technical training in apiculture.
“Thanks to beekeeping, the villagers have been lifted out of poverty and they’re now willing to let their children go to school,” said Yan Wen, secretary of the villagers’ Party committee.
The Yao Village used to be a shabby place, without the basic means for beekeeping. Under local poverty-relieve projects, the village has been turned into a clean Yao ethnic settlement, with sound facilities for living, working, and animal breeding. Diversified vegetations in the village are resources for bees to produce quality, honey.