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Yucatan Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal visited the Centro de Producción de Abejas Reinas in Tizimín, one of 14 new state-supported queen bee production centers that will be established in the state.
Collective calls for protections on World Bee Day plea to save pollinators from extinction.
Ten days after a farmer sprayed his habanero crop with fipronil pesticide, bees are still dying, and within a growing radius.
Authorities are investigating the long-term impact of a "toxic cloud" that killed at least 15 million bees, putting at risk next year's honey harvest.
Biologist Gretel Castillo, who is among the beekeepers keeping the ancient tradition alive, said that it is fortunate that young people in cities show a growing interest in the craft.
Agitated bees attacked numerous supermarket customers at Chedraui Caucel, where at least two customers were sent to a hospital.
Demand for honey, one of Yucatán's better-known exports, has grown as fraudulent producers undercut legitimate beekeeping operations.
A collective of knitters exhibits their massive art project, and will discuss both the plight of the bees, and how yarn has intersected with activism.
Despite the fact that Yucatán continues to be the main honey producer in the country, its production has been decreasing year by year.
An ancient Maya farming practice that would seem to be destructive is actually beneficial to the bee population, reports Science Daily.