For decades, Guillermo and Andrea have kept rare stingless bees on their small farm in rural Costa Rica, making a basic living selling honey from the hives.
But now their bees are under attack: half their hives have been lost to poison pesticides sprayed by neighbouring mega-farms growing crops like pineapple for mass export.
Guillermo and Andrea are desperate and asking for help. Months ago, they started legal proceedings for an injunction, but the mega-farmers are politically powerful, and local authorities don’t care about pollinator conservation, telling them, “we don’t know anything about bees.”
There are capable lawyers that could stand up for their family, but they simply can’t afford it.
We’ve fought battles like this before. If enough of us chip in the cost of a coffee or a meal, we can hire them a great lawyer, and even put up security cameras to provide critical evidence! Chip in to help Guillermo and Andrea defend their family farm – and set a precedent that could protect small farms across the country.
Anything extra raised will be used for campaigns that support pollinators everywhere.