When we returned to Jacmel, we were welcomed by a swarm of bees 🐝that had made their home in our kids’ dining room. After a week of wondering what we should do, we finally found out that Daniel, the gardener and worker for the Bishop, was a trained Beekeeper. We asked if he could come and take care of the swarm of bees.
On Friday, November 27, Daniel came in the morning, ready to do his work. He had learned how to be a beekeeper from a Canadian. He put on his beekeeper suit and started to work. He took down the wall since the beehive was inside it. When he found the honey comb, he placed them into a large white box. For 24 hours, he left the box on the side of our grounds so all the bees would come into the box and leave our area. On Saturday evening, Daniel returned for the bee box. He told us that this box would be put in the Bishop’s garden where he has plenty of beehives that produce honey. We never thought here in Haiti we would have been making our own honey.
So we thank God that these bees have moved to a new home, and now we can reopen the Mother Angela Kitchen where kids can safely eat and also study. Maybe we should call it the 🐝 room? 🐝🐝🐝