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Meet the beekeeper protecting bees in The Bahamas [Video]

Luckner Timothee, a backyard farmer and beekeeper, lost all his hives to Hurricane Dorian. He has been documenting his journey to restore his garden and rebuild his hive count on social media, garnering much positive attention and support both from fans and the media. Luckner used to sell his honey, hive products, fruits, and vegetables at the local farmers market and to school programs, and is now working to regain that productive capacity. Luckner also offers bee and hive removal and maintenance, which requires specialized tools because it tends to take place in odd and hard-to-reach places. WCK funding helped him purchase these tools as well as materials to construct additional hives so he can both offer his income-generating hive services safely and efficiently continue to rebuild his honey production.__ Launched after Hurricane María in 2017, and in operation through 2022, WCK’s Food Producer Network (FPN) helped smallholder farmers, fishers, and small food-related businesses revitalize their operations and begin to regrow their long-term capacity for food production, distribution, and sales. Through its three pillars—grants and loans, capacity building and networking, and volunteering and agritourism—FPN contributed to system-wide improvements in food and nutrition security and sustainability by growing the capacity of local communities to produce their own food. In doing so, we increased their resilience against future disasters. __ Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a nonprofit organization that is first to the frontlines providing fresh meals in response to crises. Applying our model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real time, WCK has served hundreds of millions nourishing meals around the world. __ Follow WCK:Website: https://wck.org/Instagram: https://instagram.com/wckitchenTwitter: https://twitter.com/WCKitchenFacebook: https://facebook.com/worldcentralkitchen