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The entrance to the Shulgan Tash Reserve. In July and August, the park welcomes 20,000 visitors. After the Second World War, with the spread of frame hives in the kolkhozes and the emphasis put on high productivity, scientists of the time searched for a higher yield of honey and imported bees of Caucasian and Italian stock. In 1979, the Soviet government began protecting the genetic heritage of the Burzyan species, the bees that can bear the cold of winter.