Federica Quijano Tapia calls on the Yucatecan society to join the actions for the preservation of bees

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Since bees are an essential part of the biodiversity on which we all depend to survive, it is urgent to promote a culture of their care and conservation, with impactful strategies involving all productive sectors.

On World Bee Day, Federica Quijano Tapia, a federal deputy from the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico, called on society in general to join the actions for the preservation of bees, which are threatened in their existence by climate change, deforestation, burning, transgenic cultivation, among other factors.

Therefore, she pointed out that it is necessary to raise awareness about the importance of these insects as pollinators and for sustainable development, as they provide high-quality food such as honey, as well as royal jelly, propolis, and pollen.

In the case of Yucatan, she highlighted that it is the most important honey-producing region in the country, and beekeeping is a source of income for rural communities, upon which thousands of families depend.

Accompanied by Edgar Tzuc, leader of the beekeepers in Kinchil, Federica Quijano visited an apiary to learn about the work carried out by men and women to keep this activity alive, which provides the world with one of the best honeys in terms of flavor, aroma, color, and texture.

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The producers explained that beekeeping is an activity of the Yucatecan countryside that has been passed down through generations since pre-Hispanic times, involving both men and women.

The federal legislator for Yucatan explained that according to experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) specializing in bees, one-third of our food depends on bees.

She emphasized that from the Chamber of Deputies, she will continue to assume her commitment to promote laws that allow for better development of rural activities, environmental protection, and economic promotion, in order to increase opportunities for men and women engaged in beekeeping to engage in activities that provide them with better well-being opportunities.

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