It is best to the local climate, weather conditions and processing of nectar of honey plants of the Altai region is adapted for mid-Russian bee. In support of the traditions, this kind of bees is used in the region today.
Beekeeping in the Altai territory is, as a rule, hereditary occupation, which local business executives not only earnings, but also the meaning of life. Local beekeepers value their reputation. By inheritance – from father to son is passed and the apiary, and the good name of its owner.
To get some poliflerny and monofloral varieties of honey Altai beekeepers and honey sellers take out their beehives closer to the honey plants. It can be a swampy area rich in cinquefoil and clover, lavender fields, forest burning and cutting, full of wild raspberry and buckthorn, the foothills with wild herbs and cedar forests, with their amazing diversity of forest herbs. Many apiaries are located in the taiga forests, or fields sown with buckwheat, alfalfa, sunflower, mustard and other crops. Other beekeepers prefer to develop their economy in the most stable climate of the foothills, where there is no drought, unlike in the steppe regions, while summers are warmer than in the highlands.
Thanks to the unique climate, the diversity of the vegetable Kingdom, and favorable environmental conditions, beekeeping in the Altai territory and the Altai Republic is the most developed branch of agriculture.