Case study: How bees are helping Belkis

"I've learnt a lot about how bees make honey. I am proud of my work". Belkis, Nicaragua

In rural Nicaragua, many families live in poverty. With poor soil it is hard to grow enough food, and paid work can be difficult to come by. That is why CAFOD’s beekeeping projects are so valuable to people like Belkis and her family.

The honey the beehive produces helps break the monotony of a diet consisting mainly of staples like beans and rice. It is also highly nutritious, and can help combat infections.

Working on a shared project like beekeeping also helps reinforce a sense of community. Belkis says "At first I was afraid of the bees, I was scared they would sting me, but I’m no longer afraid. I’ve learnt a lot about how bees work to make honey. Now we like to call ourselves the sisters and daughters of the bees". 

Happy queen bee

This charity gift provides a happy queen bee for a hive. The queen brings more bees to the hive, and more bees mean more delicious honey to eat and sell! 

Why buy this Happy queen bee gift?

  • The perfect stocking filler for animal lovers or foodies, this gift creates a real buzz!
  • Families can boost their own diets and start their own honey making businesses.
  • Honey is highly nutritious, and can help fight infections.

This gift includes a posted gift card.