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Neglected Egyptian nature reserve home to last pharaonic honey bees

Wadi Al-Assiut's 200 hives of bee breeds that stretch back millennia draw attention from researchers for the health benefits of the honey they produce.
Egypt bees

Stretching over ​​8,000 acres, the Wadi Al-Assiut protectorate is home to a diversity of rare plants, animals and birds, making it a favorite destination for wildlife lovers and scientists.

The protectorate, about 50 km away from the city of Assiut, is the breeding ground of endangered species of wild animals and wild plants, most notably the last breed of Pharaonic bees whose honey has multiple therapeutic and nutritional benefits.

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