One of the most beautiful places you’ve never seen
Located near the borders with Mongolia and China, this is one of Russia’s least populated places where the few humans who live there share their land with brown bears, wolves and the occasional snow leopard.
Hundreds of miles from any major city, the name in Mongolian means ‘Golden Mountains’ and the Altai landscape lives up to that promise.
And those bees are among the most fortunate on the planet. Theirs is a world far away from the chemicals and pollution of the modern world. Altai has no industry. There aren’t even any major roads to disturb the healthy lives of the bees who make their honey in the same way they’re done for centuries, cared for by farmers using only traditional methods. It’s very different from the brutal realities of global factory-based, pasteurised, homogenised honey production