Generating a buzz
Ivan (pictured right) is excited about starting a new job as a beekeeper. “I have always been interested in keeping bees. But I never had the means to start," he says. “I hope to start producing and selling honey within the next few months.”
Ivan is among 52 families that Shell is working with as part of a project to explore for gas in Tarija in southern Bolivia. One way Shell supports the community is through agricultural training programmes, including beekeeping. This offers an alternate source of income to farming.
“I have learnt that it is important to keep the hives in the shade and to have a permanent supply of water for the bees,” Ivan says.