NicAbeja Proyecto - Beekeeping Kits

$17,181 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 140 people in 43 months

The NicAbeja Proyecto goal is to train beekeepers in Nicaragua.

Beekeeping is an inexpensive activity that doesn't require land or expensive start-up costs. The income ($360) from the sale of honey from just one beehive can double the annual income of a rural family.

With adequate training and support, a Nicaraguan man, woman or youth can become a beekeeper and supplement their family income.

A beekeeper starter kit costs about $150. This includes 2 box hive, 20 frames, colony of bees with queen, tools and supplement sugar feed.

NicAbeja Proyecto raised $3,600 in 2015 to provide 24 beekeeping starter kits to potential beekeepers in Nicaragua. We hope to raise another $3,600 in 2016 to continue providing beekeeping starter kits.

Thanks to your generosity we have raised over $12,000 in 2016, far surpassing our goal of $3,600. This will enable us to provide more beekeeping starter kits and have a bigger impact on beekeeping in Nicaragua and on family's finances.

The beekeepers will reimburse the cost of the kits once they sell their honey. These funds will be used to purchase beekeeping starter kits for new  beekeepers. Thus the project will be sustainable.

Whether you donate $150 for a beekeeper starter kit or any other amount, your donation will be greatly appreciated.

Your donation is tax-deductible. The Nicaragua Bee Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  

For more information visit us at www.nicabejaproyecto.org


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Thanks to you all for your generosity and support of our campaign to raise funds to provide beekeeping starter kits to families in Nicaragua.

Because of you, the Nicaragua Bee Project was able to give out 40 beekeeping kits to families all over Nicaragua.

We are closing down this fundraiser and directing you to our new campaign to raise $1,500 to provide beekeeping starter kits to the orphanage at Nandaime, Nicaragua.

Check us out at " www.gofundme.com/nicbeeorphans"
Young Nicaraguan beekeeper
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A BIG thanks to the folks at Mann Lake LTD, a beekeeping supply company from Hackensack, MN who donated 2 bee suits, 2 pairs of gloves and 4 caps to the Nicaragua Bee Project. The value of this donation is $350.

The 2 bee suits and pairs of gloves will be kept in Nicaragua and will be used by visiting beekeepers to Nicaragua as part of biosecurity measures.

The ball caps will be given to beekeepers down in Nicaragua.

Once again THANKS to the staff at Mann Lake LTD. You can check out their website at " www.mannlakeltd.com"
Mann Lake LTD beekeeping donation
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UPDATE --

We are awaiting word from Nicaragua that Francisco, a young beekeeper that has been trained by the Nicaragua Bee Project will get his visa to come up to the USA for a month of visits to various beekeepers, as well as experience his first visit to the USA and his first time in a plane.

Francisco has been working with bees for 3 years now and has over 10 colonies. He's beginning to sell his honey as well as provide technical assistant to other beekeepers in Nicaragua.

His airline ticket to the USA is being sponsored by a generous supporter of the Nicaragua Bee Project. And his lodging and food will be provided by the host beekeepers he visits.

This is not a plea or request for donations, rather a report to let you know what your donations in the past have done to improve and expand the life experiences of one young man in Nicaragua.
Francisco with his bottled honey
Francisco posing for his visa photo
Marty, Francisco, Moises and Doc
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We've reached our goal of raising $15,000 for the NicAbeja Proyecto -- providing beekeeping starter kits to the people of Nicaragua.

Thanks to you all who have visited, viewed, liked, shared, supported AND donated to the fund drive. Without you we couldn't have done it.

We will be taking a break for a couple months as we plan our upcoming travel to Nicaragua to train new beekeeping groups and assist those existing groups.

We will be back this Fall to start a new campaign as we will identify more beekeepers that will need our help.

Muchas Gracias a todos. The bees thank you. This applause is for you!
A big round of applause to you all.
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Dagny Henderson Dunham
28 months ago

You guys are the pros! We can't wait to meet up with you in Nicaragua :) You are a huge blessing to the people of Nicaragua. Thanks for serving :)

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Karl Kreller
41 months ago

let's help Marty reach his goal........... hoggers...... karl

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$17,181 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 140 people in 43 months
Created May 3, 2015
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$25
Julie Coffey Burke
1 month ago

Birthday gift for a bee and Nica loving friend. Happy bday VDC

$125
Anonymous
16 months ago
EP
$50
Eric Pankratz
17 months ago

Thanks for another fun auction!

DW
$100
Don Walske
17 months ago

I hope this helps.

GB
$40
Greg Binder
17 months ago

I did it Marty!

Dagny Henderson Dunham
28 months ago

You guys are the pros! We can't wait to meet up with you in Nicaragua :) You are a huge blessing to the people of Nicaragua. Thanks for serving :)

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Karl Kreller
41 months ago

let's help Marty reach his goal........... hoggers...... karl

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