For John Hernandez and his family, political and economic changes in Chile have greatly benefitted their successful beekeeping business. In 2005, a worldwide die off of the bee population jeopardized one-third of the world's crop production and challenged their business. Ultimately it became a blessing in disguise as John, using newly learned techniques, kept his bees healthy and expanded into selling queen bees to other countries. Veronica Crerzo's family is taking advantage of the changes as well. Her recently formed microfactory is part of a Chilean effort to further lower the poverty rate in the country.