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.
And please check out our new Greener Hills Honey Cooperative!
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.
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 SEPTEMBER 2023
# of Apiaries: 10
# of Hives: 450
New Village Locations (# HIVES): NYAMACHEO (40); NYASUMI (140); NYANTURAGO (40);
# of Apiary Managers Trained: 76
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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.
An up close video of one of our harvests from Kegati Village. As the video shows, our beekeepers closely examine each hive and comb to ensure it is ready for harvest. This harvest yielded over 20 liters of honey!
The newly built Kegati Apiary will house 50 hives.
The newly built Kiagware Apiary will house 50 hives as well.