GeoPark supports Casanare’s largest community beekeeping project together with 26 Villanueva families - GeoPark
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GeoPark is supporting the consolidation of the largest community beekeeping project in Casanare, in which 26 rural families from Villanueva are taking part. The initiative is part of a social investment project in the Llanos 87 block that GeoPark operates, and was carried out in partnership with APIFARMA, a family business of beekeepers and herbologists from Villanueva. It seeks to create economic and productive development opportunities in the department.

GeoPark and APIFARMA installed 180 hives in 6 production units in La Libertad village. Necessary materials for the management of the units have also been provided, and there will be continuous accompaniment to the participating families through training sessions in bee cultivation techniques, and the creation and marketing of products.

“We are proud to contribute to the economic and productive development of Villanueva through implementing projects which, in addition to representing a source of income and work for our neighboring families, generate opportunities for progress and well-being,” GeoPark Neighbor Relations manager Diego Morales said.

“Beekeeping has enormous potential for the economy of Villanueva. Thanks to this project, the beneficiary families in charge of managing the hives have already begun to market their products,” APIFARMA deputy manager Felipe Puentes said. “Promoting this type of project is of vital importance to contribute to the development of the territory.”

Implementing this kind of project reaffirms GeoPark’s commitment to promoting the sustainable development of the territories it operates in. The Company will continue to work hand in hand with communities and institutional partners to continue promoting initiatives that contribute to the progress of its neighbors. For more information about this project, click here.


GeoPark is a leading Latin American oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Brazil, and which has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2014. It is the second largest oil producer in Colombia with almost 8% of the country’s total production.

Since it was founded GeoPark has had an Integrated Values System called SPEED, which summarizes its commitment in five critical areas: Safety, Prosperity, Employees, Environment and Community Development. SPEED has been key for GeoPark in attracting the best talent, being the preferred partner and the best neighbor, and developing a successful, safe and sustainable operation.

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