Successfully developing environment-friendly business
Two years later, 5 bee hives will be returned and she is planning to have her own bee farm.
WWF-Mongolia focuses on the implementation of community-based natural resource management. There are many initiatives in this area, one of which is the "Worker Bee" project. This small project is being implemented by Z.Oyuntuya in Khar Yamaat nature resource, a resident of Bayan-Ovoo soum of Khentii province, and she currently has five bee hives which is supported by WWF-Mongolia. There was a reason why she was chosen. Over 6 years ago, the lady started planting fruit trees such as seabuckthorn, red currant, blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry to ensure her household needs and shared her findings with neighbors and the one who approached her. She is very experienced in growing and planting.
Oyuntuya said "I learned from bee farmers and since it’s an environmentally friendly business, my family is supporting too. I'm happy to improve my livelihood. I will continue to share this knowledge with local people especially young ones."
Her efforts are paying off. As of July 2019, she had collected 25kg of pure natural honey. Local people are also willing to buy from her. Z.Oyuntuya is planning to supply honey to the school and kindergarten. Two years later, 5 bee hives will be returned and she is planning to have her own bee farm