Sustainable agriculture is a key component of our work in 21 countries around the world. When we work to save the bees, we are also saving the environment. After all, what is good for bees, is also good for the climate and the environment.
Honeybees are essential to healthy crops, and their rapid decline threatens global food security. That's why we incorporate bees into many of our projects. Farmers who keep bees see increased crop yields, whether they are growing coffee, spices or vegetables. Plus, they are able to harvest honey during the non-growing season to earn extra income, producing 60 pounds or more of honey each year.
Bees are key to our survival and we can contribute to theirs. Review the articles and resources below to learn more about their plight and how you can save the bees.
The beekeeping industry in Mexico is facing a total estimated loss of 10.7 billion pesos ($576 million) a year due to cheaper competition in the form of adulterated honey coming in from other countries. Small-scale apiarists, like those who work with Heifer Mexico, are hit the hardest.