José Pop Pop, Deputy Mayor of Nuevo Aurora, Sayaxche, Peten, Guatemala. José uses a smoker to keep africanised bees at bay.
World Renew supports projects in this Q'ekchi' indigenous community including beekeeping.
Members of the community are already beginning to sell honey, wax, propolis, and to make more hives as they learn.
The location of Nuevo Aurora in the jungle of Peten favours beekeeping, as long as the hives are a good distance from farms that use agrochemicals.
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- Food security in Peten and Alta Verapaz