Agriculture

Our primary focus to date has been beekeeping. Approximately 24 months ago, we began our journey in Haiti. On our first trip, we were able to partner with Edward Bernard from Marksville, Louisiana. Edward has a commercial beekeeping enterprise, Cajun Gold Honey Farm, LLC, and has been professionally working in the field for over 15 years. Through Edward’s leadership, we were able to purchase, ship, and construct over 150 starter kits. These boxes can be used as starter kits for large hives, as splitters, and much more. During our initial visit, we were able to work with the beekeepers in and around the Kobonal mission in Hinche, Haiti. The time we spent with them gave us the opportunity to share our beekeeping skills and techniques and supply them with updated boxes, frames, and other such items to multiply their hives and increase honey production.

building greenhouse
During our first visit, we also had the opportunity to work with David McDonald. David is an Apiary Inspector from British Columbia who works for the Ministry of Agriculture and is working in Haiti to establish a beekeeping community across the country where they can share ideas, provide education, and engage more farmers in this important agricultural activity.

The purpose of focusing on beekeeping is to help increase crop production and establish long-term income streams for many individuals in an impoverished country. The production and sale of honey will help to support their large and growing families.

On our second visit, we were able to expand our outreach to other cities in the surrounding area of Hinche. We focused our attention this trip on extractive techniques. It was our intent to put the beekeepers in a position of harvesting at least three times a year versus their current system of only twice a year. To date, over 65% of the original supplies are in active production. Each return visit, we focus on training, re-training, and expanding the number of beekeepers actively producing honey and helping to secure their own financial independence.

Agriculture

Our primary focus to date has been beekeeping. Approximately 24 months ago, we began our journey in Haiti. On our first trip, we were able to partner with Edward Bernard from Marksville, Louisiana. Edward has a commercial beekeeping enterprise, Cajun Gold Honey Farm, LLC, and has been professionally working in the field for over 15 years. Through Edward’s leadership, we were able to purchase, ship, and construct over 150 starter kits. These boxes can be used as starter kits for large hives, as splitters, and much more. During our initial visit, we were able to work with the beekeepers in and around the Kobonal mission in Hinche, Haiti. The time we spent with them gave us the opportunity to share our beekeeping skills and techniques and supply them with updated boxes, frames, and other such items to multiply their hives and increase honey production.

building greenhouse
During our first visit, we also had the opportunity to work with David McDonald. David is an Apiary Inspector from British Columbia who works for the Ministry of Agriculture and is working in Haiti to establish a beekeeping community across the country where they can share ideas, provide education, and engage more farmers in this important agricultural activity.

The purpose of focusing on beekeeping is to help increase crop production and establish long-term income streams for many individuals in an impoverished country. The production and sale of honey will help to support their large and growing families.

On our second visit, we were able to expand our outreach to other cities in the surrounding area of Hinche. We focused our attention this trip on extractive techniques. It was our intent to put the beekeepers in a position of harvesting at least three times a year versus their current system of only twice a year. To date, over 65% of the original supplies are in active production. Each return visit, we focus on training, re-training, and expanding the number of beekeepers actively producing honey and helping to secure their own financial independence.

Agriculture

Our primary focus to date has been beekeeping. Approximately 24 months ago, we began our journey in Haiti. On our first trip, we were able to partner with Edward Bernard from Marksville, Louisiana. Edward has a commercial beekeeping enterprise, Cajun Gold Honey Farm, LLC, and has been professionally working in the field for over 15 years. Through Edward’s leadership, we were able to purchase, ship, and construct over 150 starter kits. These boxes can be used as starter kits for large hives, as splitters, and much more. During our initial visit, we were able to work with the beekeepers in and around the Kobonal mission in Hinche, Haiti. The time we spent with them gave us the opportunity to share our beekeeping skills and techniques and supply them with updated boxes, frames, and other such items to multiply their hives and increase honey production.

During our first visit, we also had the opportunity to work with David McDonald. David is an Apiary Inspector from British Columbia who works for the Ministry of Agriculture and is working in Haiti to establish a beekeeping community across the country where they can share ideas, provide education, and engage more farmers in this important agricultural activity.

The purpose of focusing on beekeeping is to help increase crop production and establish long-term income streams for many individuals in an impoverished country. The production and sale of honey will help to support their large and growing families.

On our second visit, we were able to expand our outreach to other cities in the surrounding area of Hinche. We focused our attention this trip on extractive techniques. It was our intent to put the beekeepers in a position of harvesting at least three times a year versus their current system of only twice a year. To date, over 65% of the original supplies are in active production. Each return visit, we focus on training, re-training, and expanding the number of beekeepers actively producing honey and helping to secure their own financial independence.