There aren’t many women active in beekeeping in Honduras. In many parts of the country, woman lack opportunities and face occupational segregation. Maria is the first woman in her community to become a beekeeper.
Maria and Jose turned to beekeeping just over three years ago after losing 60% of their coffee crops to Hurricane Iota. Now, honey produces a steady annual yield of 120 bottles which they sell at £6/€7 a bottle.