Import Export TV (IETV) is proud to announce its media partnership with the International Trade Centre, a joint mandate with the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.
We’ll be showcasing a wide range of stories from around the world, celebrating small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing and transition economies.
The SheTrades Initiative helps female entrepreneurs create a buzz about their business, aiming to connect three million women to the trade market by 2021.
One of them is Anselma Chaleuan, a Mexican honey producer who’s exporting special Melipona honey from her small village in Xcunya in the Yucatan province.
The ‘The Bee Queen’ story sheds light on the endangered bee population and what it takes for a woman to set up a business.
A colon cancer survivor, Anselma has learned to be in harmony with bees.
“I have a connection with my bees, they know me by my voice, by smell,” Anselma says.
“I see them in my dreams when I close my eyes; I feel the sound, I feel them in my heart.”
The smooth honey comes from stingless bees and has some incredible properties.