A declining bee population in Guatemala could be hurting coffee crops

Americas Now

Latin America produces more coffee than any other continent in the world. In Central America, coffee production is one of the region’s most lucrative industries.

Many coffee growers believe pollination from bees is critical to the cultivation of their crops. But rising temperatures are driving the insects away.

Correspondent Harris Whitbeck reports from Guatemala on the relationship between bees and coffee crops.

He tells us how climate issues are posing a threat to that relationship and to the coffee business as well.