Much Kaab Cooperative

  • Mexico

Project Aims

  1. To increase economic, social and cultural benefits to the Much Kaab honey co-operative and their families
  2. To provide an incentive to support the conservation of the Melipona bee and the preservation of the Maya beekeeping cultural tradition
  3. To provide a model of best practice for other communities, in relation to both beekeeping and business development

Why? Communities living in rural areas have few opportunities to earn a living from tourism. Linking their product to the tourism industry will help the cooperative to earn a living from tourism, and remain living in their home village.

Latest Activities

  • We’ve been working with the cooperative to develop a new branding, that will launch at the end of 2016
  • The cooperative have received business support, training and advice, enabling them to continue to grow
  • In the summer of 2016, we worked with the cooperative to install phone and internet cables, to enable them to effectively manage their business


This project is spreading the benefits of tourism to a local enterprise, who are now able to earn a living from tourism. Tourism businesses in the area are also benefitting by offering a product unique to the Riviera Maya, something that their customers value.

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