Bee Farming in Kenya – Traditionally honey in Kenya was collected from wild bees in forests. Honey has been very popular with many people in Kenya. This has necessitated beekeeping in Kenya. The science of bee farming is known as apiculture.

Savannah Honey representative giving beehives to farmers in an effort to promote beekeeping and honey production in Kenya

A 2007 study  in northern Kenya found that honey production is expanding in Kenya, but data on production trends, processing and marketing is fragmented. Annual production is estimated at 700 metric tonnes . The arid and semi-arid lands yield only crudely processed honey for urban markets.

15 Good reasons for bee farming according to Savannah Honey

Savannah Honey, is a social enterprise that has been involved in empowering interested beekeepers for the last six years through offering training on modern bee farming, provision of  langstroth beehives and other beekeeping equipment, management of the apiaries, provision of the bees ,technical support and, marketing of the honey.

  1. Least expensive to install/keep and no starting stock is required Bee farming projects can be started and upheld by local communities with relatively little capital.
  2. It can be relied upon as a retirement benefit as a money generating activity because it has no age limit(Beehives can last up to  50 years) an can benefit many generations many years after.
  3. Beekeeping requires no supervision and least management and it’s easy to learn and practice.
  4. No chemical treatment or pest control use compared to other farm animal keeping methods.
  5. Bees are easily available and work and at no cost
  6. Very high yield hence good capital returns
  7. No food provision, medical or insurance cover needed compared to other forms of business.
  8. Requires the least arable land.Beekeeping gives people hope in a better future.
  9. The existing eco-system improves, as do the agricultural harvests because Bees play an essential part in Nature as pollinators of plants and trees.
  10. Bees are indigenous in the counties where Savannah honey operates.
  11. Beekeeping products, such as honey, pollen, Propolis, Queen Jelly, bee-poison and beeswax are of great value to people as a source of food, medicine and light.
  12. Beekeeping products are easy to sell to the local population and in the surrounding areas thus provide income for the beekeepers.
  13. Beekeeping is easy to combine with other activities on the land and around the house.
  14. Everybody can take part, whatever their sex, age, social status or property.
  15. It strengthens the trust and ability to be self-sufficient.
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YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH MODERN BEE FARMING; DON’T LET YOUR LAND LIE IDLE

Savannah Honey, is a social enterprise that has been involved in empowering interested beekeepers for the last seven years through offering training on modern beekeeping, provision of  langstroth beehives and other beekeeping equipment, management of the apiaries, provision of the bees ,technical support and, marketing of the honey.

The Langstroth beehive uses a multi-layered structure and removable frames to encourage bees to build their hives in an orderly fashion and make it easy for bee keepers to harvest honey. The frames are designed to separate honeycombs as bees attach honeycombs to adjacent frames making it easier for bee keepers to manage the bees and honey collection effortlessly.

Savannah Honey has recruited over 4,000 farmers in East Africa and has recently launched a new program targeting 7,000 who may not necessarily have time or land for beekeeping but are interested in making money from modern beekeeping. This is a perfect programme for many people who are busy in their work in the cities and have land lying idle in the village. This also applies to people who are interested in the programme but lack land. Savannah Honey will lease land for them to undertake the enterprise.

Through this programme,the interested clients upon purchasing the beekeeping equipment will have Savannah honey managing the apiaries and the entire enterprise for them and buy the honey after the harvest.

Contact savannah Honey today and invest for the MONEY IN THE HONEY

+254 721965337 / Kyalo.maveke@savannahhoney.co.ke / www.savannahhoney.co.ke

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