Compas is working with 'Tierra y Vida' to promote beekeeping in La Paz. The project is an effort to conserve the natural meliponine bee (stingless bee) species of Nicaragua. These bees serve a huge importance for plant pollination and can also offer farmers another source of income through the sale of honey. Tierra y Vida workshops have taught La Paz farmers how to care for bees, separate bee colonies, and to harvest honey. Farmers are already seeing results in terms of pollination and bee reproduction. In about a year's time, the farmers will also be able to earn income through the sale of honey.