A Stingless Collaboration
Don Andrés Torres Hernández is a beekeeper and healer from Coatepec (Totonac/Nahua Territory), the coffee growing capital of Veracruz. The buzzing of bees runs in his blood; beekeeping has been part of his family for generations.​​​​​​​
Don Andrés initially started caring for the European honeybee, but he has since become one of the authorities on rescuing and caring for native stingless bees. Stingless bees are the heart of tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. Don Andrés has mastered the care of numerous species endemic to the area.
It is his life work to teach others how to raise native stingless bees, and thus protect the endangered pollinators that are keeping the tropics alive.
Guardians of the Watershed 
This video is part of the Guardians of the Watershed: A Series About Environmental Solutions, which is being published on the ROAR Magazine. The series follows Earth Guardians from the Antigua Watershed in Veracruz, Mexico (Totonac/Nahua Territory). From the river sentinels who stopped the Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht S.A., to local beekeepers, the series explores how water protectors and organic producers can join forces to create a regenerative future for the entire region.
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El Manantial de las flores
El Manantial de las Flores
"El Manantial de las Flores" is a family collective based on the agriecological farm "Agua Escondida" based in Coatepec, Veracruz, MX. Gapo (Maria de la Luz Aguirre Perez Oronoz) is the founder of the farm and her son in low, Leonel Morales, takes us around the property to show us the work that has been done over course of forty years, to promote regenerative agricultural practices and preserve the environment and its pollinators. From food drying practices to raising Melipona stingless bees, the "Manantial de las Flores" is one of the pioneer farms in Veracruz, Mexico. It is striving to promote a different kind of agriculture, which lives in harmony with the environment and preserves natives species and habitats.
Solar Food Dehydrators 
One of the ways in which the "Agua Escondida" Agriecological Farm has revolutionized its food production is by introducing solar food dehydrators. According to Leonel Morales, solar food dehydrators are fundamental tools in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. They allow long term food preservation, which helps prevent food waste and reduces  transportation costs. 
In the following video, Leonel Morales explains why his farm uses solar food dehydrators and how they can reshape agriculture around the world. 
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