Our Story

Calakmul Nature Reserve

For the past century, our world has experienced a devastating sixth mass extinction driven by rampant global trashing, warming, and relentless human expansion. The consequences are dire, as very few untouched natural places remain on Earth. However, amidst this turmoil, the Yucatan jungle stands as a rare haven. Home to the indigenous Maya people, this jungle has nurtured a staggering array of land and aquatic creatures, making it one of the most diverse ecosystems on our planet.

For thousands of years, the Maya people have served as the protectors of these jungles. Unfortunately, like so many other things in the past century, they have faced insurmountable challenges. Trapped in abject poverty, the Maya's only lifeline is a product they have cultivated and perfected over a millennia: honey. Honey is not just sustenance for them; it is their survival. However, even honey is not immune to exploitation and counterfeiting, driving down the price of genuine, raw honey to an all-time low. This is where Maya Honey Traders steps in.

Maya Honey Traders is a groundbreaking initiative designed to uplift the price of Maya honey, thereby safeguarding and supporting their communities. Extensive research has shown that empowering indigenous communities in Mexico and the Amazon is the key to preventing widespread deforestation and destruction. Through our collaboration with Friends of Calakmul, one of the world's largest and most successful land conservation non-profits, we aim to create the largest protected land mass on Earth.

Our collective efforts will not only lift the Maya out of poverty but also safeguard one of the few remaining critical ecosystems. However, we cannot achieve this ambitious goal without your support. Our business model revolves around donating profits from honey and merchandise sales to Friends of Calakmul, enabling tangible change. We urge you to join us in raising awareness about the Maya people and their unwavering fight to preserve our natural world. By purchasing our honey, you can directly make a substantial difference in the world we inhabit, one jar at a time.

Together, let us embark on a journey to create a better future, where the Maya thrive and our planet flourishes.