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Apisel Beekeeping Association Group

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Las Selvas, Departamento de El Paraíso, Honduras / Agriculture

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A loan helped to expand beehives and include more families to start beekeeping as a sustainable source of income.


Apisel Beekeeping Association Group's story

The community of Las Selvas focused on coffee farming and production for decades. However, in 2015 their coffee farms were decimated by a plant disease. To recover from the loss, the community transitioned to beekeeping and honey production. As a part of this initiative, they also founded APISEL Beekeeping Association, a community bank for beekeepers and coffee farmers in this mountainous region that borders with Nicaragua.

Since its beginning, beekeeping and honey production in Las Selvas has been a success. It helped members of APISEL replace their lost income, supports the ecosystem and improved their harvests. Due to the presence of extra bees and pollination, beekeeping has helped revitalize their coffee plants and personal farms which provide food to low-income families in Las Selvas.

As of now APISEL has 24 members (13 women and 21 men) and manages over 500 beehives. Today, APISEL is seeking a loan to accomplish two goals:

1. To increases the number of beehives in the community.

2. To help 30 new low-income families start beekeeping as a sustainable source of income.

Thank you for contributing to sustainable diversification of income while protecting the environment in Las Selvas Community.

In this photo from right to left: Teresin (president), Hector (Vice-president) and Cornenio (Secretary) of APISEL.