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Eliodoro Perez, head of the newly formed Cayo Quality Honey Producers Cooperative, loves his bees with passion and is working with Friends for Conservation and Development to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with others in the forest buffer zones who are interested in shifting to bee keeping as a more environmentally sustainable—and financially lucrative—alternative. Adding this sort of practical benefit to adult community meetings, encourages those who are more skeptical to attend where they then also hear the campaign's conservation messages. The bees they use are Africanized Honey Bees. From a January 2009 project looking at the Rare Pride Alumni Grant follow up campaign with Friends for Conservation and Development (Rafael Manzanero, Exec Director) working in the Chiquibul-Maya Mountains and Chiquibul National Park in the Cayo District, Belize.