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Farmers increase income by breeding and selling pupas of wasps in Central China

Updated: Oct 10,2018 4:05 PM     Xinhua

Villager Hu Min prepares honey for the queen wasp as winter reserves in Randahe village of Lijiahe town in Xuan’en county, Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Central China’s Hubei province, Oct 9, 2018. Wasps are a wildlife insect species, the pupas of which are high in nutrition value. By breeding and selling pupas of wasps, local farmers have realized the increase of personal income. [Photo/Xinhua]

Villager Hu Min (R) sets up wasp hives for the winter in Randahe village of Lijiahe town in Xuan’en county, Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Central China’s Hubei province, Oct 9, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Villager Hu Min (1st L) checks wasps at a greenhouse in Randahe village of Lijiahe town in Xuan’en county, Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Central China’s Hubei province, April 8, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Villager Hu Min (R) arranges wasp hives at a greenhouse in Randahe village of Lijiahe town in Xuan’en county, Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Central China’s Hubei province, Oct 9, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Villager Hu Min, wearing special protective equipments, fetches a wasp comb in Randahe village of Lijiahe town in Xuan’en county, Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Central China’s Hubei province, Oct 9, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

A villager takes the pupas out of a wasp comb in Randahe village of Lijiahe town in Xuan’en county, Enshi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture, Central China’s Hubei province, Oct 9, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

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