Raymundo Calderón, El Mojón, La Conquista, Carazo, Nicaragua
Raymundo says: “we are working with Melipona. Melipona is a small bee that doesn’t have a sting, it produces special honey that’s medicinal, it’s very good for your eyes and your heart. Melipona doesn’t produce much honey, compared to the bees with stings, but it’s special honey, and we can sell it. I’ve had 11 hives, but we’ve been affected by vinegar fly so I’ve only got six right now. The CIEETS team has taught us all about it. I have different types of Melipona, I've got Mariola and Tamagaz."