Opportunity, independence, and viability for the people of Haiti
Honey has traditionally been an important part of the Haitian diet. However, over time it became harder to obtain honey. The political destabilization of 1986 eliminated public and private institutions involved in production and training of beekeeping skills in Haiti. The industry, comprised of individual beekeepers, also suffered a blight which eliminated more than three-quarters of the bee population. Honey production in Haiti was almost nonexistent. As a result, honey became more expensive and had to be imported.
Claybird Bee Education Association provides hands-on training, equipment, and ongoing mentorship in the areas of beekeeping, honey cultivation, and the development and sale of products derived from honey in Haiti.