Hurricane Dorian’s wrath has devasted the Bahamas including the lives of beekeepers, their apiaries and the bees. Very few hives have survived in Grand Bahama. Those on Abaco are a total loss. And many beekeepers are unaccounted for at this time.
Last year, 2018, Bees Beyond Borders worked with 30 young adults in a 6-week training course in the biology and business of beekeeping. After the completion of the course, these young entrepreneurs formed the Grand Bahama Beekeeping Association, even renting a building for meetings and for production of products from the hive. The Bahamian Development Bank then set up a specific fund for loans that these individuals could borrow from to purchase equipment. New equipment was purchased this past spring and things were looking positive. Until Dorian. The dreams of these young adults becoming beekeepers with thriving businesses has been temporarily lost.
With your help we can raise funds that will go directly to these 30 individuals through the bank to repay their loans and ultimately assist in rebuilding their lives.
Let’s keep their dreams alive! Please donate to the Bahamas Beekeepers Hurricane Relief Fund.