This page allows you to become familiar with and embrace the new initiatives, accomplishments, personalities and practices as they emerge.

We encourage you to embrace, rather than just note, these developments. Embracing is active. It requires one to be open, to hold, to draw near, even incorporate, new ideas with some care. It suggests an acceptance and a welcoming, something we think is important if we are to move away from the more hostile and uncompromising methods that tend to currently dominate much practice.

Below are some images and information about the most recent project to join the Alliance.

Beekeeping in Haiti
Loyola Apikilti

Loyola Apikilti ("a-pee-kill-TEE") is a beekeeping club at St Ignace ("in-YAS") de Loyola school, in Bedou (bed-DOO), Haiti. Students learn to produce honey while caring for the bees, planting trees, and making friends; they also make videos to teach others about beekeeping which can be found on YouTube.

'During the months of July to October, there aren't many flowers in our area, so the bees are too hungry to lay eggs or make honey. When that happens, we have to feed them, so the bee colony won't diminish or leave the hive for somewhere else.To make the food, we use two parts sugar for one part boiling water. We stir it so that it is completely dissolved. Then, we let it cool down, until it cools to 60 degrees C. This is important, because if the temperature is higher than 60 degrees, the sugar will undergo a chemical change, and it can kill the bees. Finally, we pour the sugar water into gallon jugs, so we can bring it to the apiary as needed. At the same time, we are planting plenty of trees, especially trees that blossom in the off-season. That way, a few years from now, the bees will have plenty of flowers all year round. Not only will we no longer need to spend money and effort making sugar water, we will also have more honey to harvest throughout the year.'

The beekeepers
If you would like to know more about this project

Feel free to contact Emilio Travesio via email (emiliotravieso@gmail.com)