The Midday Rotary Club of SMA is organizing seven families in three communities to form three beekeeping cooperatives. The project includes training, transportation, and equipment. Rotary Midday is paying for all soft costs training, education, inspections, project monitoring, and transportation. You can support this and our other projects in the community by donating on the link on our webpage.
Beekeeping is a very important and valuable activity for rural communities. It is a way of being able to give families an opportunity to change their lives in various aspects, such as their diet, their health, the union between the participants, soil conservation, reforestation, and protection of the territory.
At the same time, when they satisfy their food needs with honey and its derivatives, they have the opportunity to sell the surplus, through which an extra income is generated in the family.
Since 2014 CEDESA (Centro de Desarrollo Agropecuario) began promoting beekeeping in COCIRA communities, where working groups have been joining this process.
CEDESA and the Association of Beekeepers of Northern Guanajuato began to accompany these groups with technical training and organization workshops; through micro-region meetings where new groups that are interested in working with beekeeping have been joining.
Bees are very valuable to humanity, Albert Einstein said: "If the bees disappear, man would have 4 years left on Earth."