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Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Yellow Flowers of Rapeseed | Canola fields in China

Luoping is a small county in eastern Yunnan, China, located about 228 kilometers northeast of Kunming near the border of Yunnan and Guangxi with Guizhou provinces. In early spring, when the yellow flowers of rapeseed (also called canola) are in full bloom, the area takes on the appearance of a "golden sea" - a show that has made Luoping a Mecca for photographers. The sprawling farmland covered in golden yellow rapeseed flowers stretching as far as the eye can see, all the way to the horizon. The best time to visit Luoping for this visual feast is in February and March, by June the show is over.

The Yellow Flowers of Rapeseed | Canola fields in China
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Apart from photographers, blossoming rapeseed flowers Luoping and refreshing smell of spring attract bees. Luoping is a national base for raising bees and producing honey products. rapeseed flowers are planted to harvest the oil from its seeds after the flowers have wilted after their colorful bloom once. Planted throughout China, but bloom at different times of the year, depending on the temperature of places. Rapeseed farms Luoping are among the largest scale in China.

The Yellow Flowers of Rapeseed | Canola fields in China
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Spring is also the season of beekeeping and honey processing. Beekeepers have tents based on rapeseed farms in spring to keep bees and harvest their honey - bees feed on the flowers of rapeseed. Hence most of the rapeseed farms are also a hive of bees in the spring and can be a little irritating. These beekeepers move to other locations within Luoping after the season rapeseed with wildflowers as raw material for their bees. most famous place to see the rapeseed flower is Jinjifeng. It is just a few miles outside the city and is easily accessible by bus. The landscape is flat, interrupted by mounds of cerritos, breaking the monotony. The plain allows the gentle breeze moves the flowers in mesmerizing sway.

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