The US embargo on Cuba hinders productivity in every sector of the island's economy, but beekeepers in Cuba have turned to traditional methods of producing honey.

A Cuban (L) and a US flag on the windshield of a car in a garage in Havana, Cuba. August, 2016.
A Cuban (L) and a US flag on the windshield of a car in a garage in Havana, Cuba. August, 2016. (AP)

The US embargo imposed on Cuba stung the island's economy and its people for over half a century.

Deprived of access to modern technology after the Soviet Union collapsed, they turned to traditional, more environmentally friendly methods of honey production.

Chemicals and antibiotics are prohibited. And those decades of pain are now paying off, as they produce some of the world's most sought-after honey.

TRT World's Ed Augustin reports.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies