28 Aug '14, 12am

How Beekeeping is Helping Farmers Cope with La Roya in the Guatemalan Coffeelands

How Beekeeping is Helping Farmers Cope with La Roya in the Guatemalan Coffeelands

On a hot, humid Sunday morning, nine men and women beekeepers hiked the slopes of Lake Atitlán’s Volcán Tolimán in the highlands of Guatemala to tend small boxes quietly buzzing in a forest clearing. Wearing a veil, jacket, and gloves over her traditional huipil (blouse) and skirt, Felipa Ajcalon Sajquiy, president of the Pampojila beekeeping association, stands by as apiculture technician Genaro Cuj lifts the lid off the first box with his bare hands, revealing frames full of honeycombs and bees. One of the trainees—all coffee farmers from Totolya—pumps smoke into the box to calm the bees while Genaro carefully inspects each frame.

Full article: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2014/08/27/how-beekeeping-is-h...

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