There's a lot of sweet stuff happening at GHC, so take your time and have a peek at a few of our apiaries, beekeepers and new honey processing equipment.
We have discovered that bees flourish in western Kenya, and found beekeeping and honey processing to be a very lucrative and empowering income generating project for our CHEC members. Our members not only build their own apiaries but manage them and help with honey processing as well.
Beekeeping offers a low barrier of entry with relatively high returns: a liter, or kilogram, of processed honey on the wholesale market typically fetches around $10; a kilogram of beeswax around $10; a kilogram of propolis around $40. Other products can command much higher revenues: one gram of royal jelly around $500; one gram of bee venom around $300.
Want to help Adopt-an-Apiary? See our Adopt-a-Village page for more information.
CURRENT FAST FACTS:
# of Apiaries: 6
# of Hives: 190
Village Locations (# HIVES): MOKUBO (10); BIOMBE (50); TABAKA (10);
KIAGWARE (50); KEGATI (50); ITITI (20)
# of Apiary Managers Trained: 10
FUTURE PLANS - BY AUGUST 2023
# of Apiaries: 10
# of Hives: 330
New Village Locations (# HIVES): NYAMACHEO (30); NYASUMI (50); NYANTURAGO (30);
# of Apiary Managers Trained: 18
The GHC team of trained beekeepers and apiary managers at the National Institute of Beekeeping in Nairobi
The GHC team recently harvested (in the dark nonetheless) 25 liters of honey from the flourishing Tabaka Apiary.
The newly built Kegati Apiary will house 50 hives.
The newly built Kiagware Apiary will house 50 hives as well.
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