Who are we?



COOPERATIVA SANTA MARÍA

We are a group of men and women of the Ixil area that organized and formed the Cooperativa Agrícola Integral Santa María R.L. (Integral Agricultural Cooperative Santa Maria R. L.) in 1981 to meet our basic needs and improve the income of our families. We currently have 55 active associates, of these, 38 are men and 17 are women.

Our associates live in 27 communities located in the municipalities of Nebaj, San Juan Cotzal, San Gaspar Chajul and Cunen department of Quiche, and the Municipality of Aguacatán of the department of Huehuetenango.

We produce organic honey, pollen, propolis, propolis tincture, and honey with pollen. In addition, we manufacture in our workshop materials for beekeepers, as boxes, covers, frames, beeswax for agriculture.

To meet high quality standards, the certifying company, Mayacert, certified our honey as an organic product, which makes it easier to reach international markets and obtain favorable prices. Thus, thanks to the good administration and diligence of the managers and associates, Cooperativa Santa Maria is working for the economic and social benefit of all its associates.