Beehives

By developing the capacity for beekeeping, coffee-growing families can develop more diversified livelihoods to fight food insecurity, and easing their dependency on one crop.

Beekeeping in Latin America

Beekeeping can provide additional income for coffee-growing families during the “Thin Months” of seasonal hunger.  Our goal is to provide useful information to prospective beekeepers, and we’ve created a community of practice – Cafe y Miel – to directly support coffee co-operatives and other growers’ organizations in Latin America, with information, connections with expertise and resources, and real-time support, to help them get started in commercial beekeeping.

The tutorials here, along with more in-depth information on this site, provide an overview of the basic components of beekeeping, and are available to all.

Thanks to Sustainable Harvest and Optic Nerve Productions for their generosity in providing video content for our site.