Swarm Lures. Attracting bee swarms to empty beehives
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Beekeeping

Often beekeepers face the difficulty of colonizing beehives depending on different reasons. Lemongrass essential oil is a good bee swarm lure and has been used successfully for years by beekeepers to attract swarms looking for a new home. It encourages a swarm of honey bees to move into a cavity such as a Catcher box or bee hive […]

Best times Kenyan beekeepers can harvest honey from beehives
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Any new beekeeper is excited once the hive is colonized, and soon wonders how long before they can taste some honey. To that end, many Kenyan beekeepers always ask how many times in a year they can harvest honey from their bee hives. (Honey Harvesting Methods) When the first honey crop can be harvested depends […]

Rendering honeycombs to re-useable beeswax blocks
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Beeswax after honey harvesting For any new Kenyan beekeeper, after the first harvest, the usual byproducts are honey extracted from honeycombs and most neglected residue that’s more often thrown away being bees wax Wax can be collected from de-capped frames after using a centrifuge extractor or after pressing crushed combs from a honey press machine […]

Honey harvesting in Kenya & how to refine honey
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Beekeeping

Simple way used by beekeepers of knowing that his beehives are ready for honey harvesting is at the maximum is to observe that his colonies are getting ready to swarm. In practice, the aggressiveness of the African honeybee makes it difficult for most traditional beekeepers & wild-honey tappers to approach their hives or harvest honey […]

Solar Wax Melter
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Quality wood & glass imported solar wax melter Our Solar wax melter in use by its new owner all the way in KilifiRender your honeycombs after straining all your honey. Don’t throw them away. Commercial beekeeping seeks to take advantage of all bee products So many used for rendered (refined) wax. From candles making, shoe […]

TYPES OF BEEHIVES IN KENYA (Langstroth Vs KTBH – Kenya Top Bar Hive)
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Domesticating bees for honey has been done in Kenya since pre-colonial periods. From traditional hives all the way now to KTBH hives. It has been practiced from time immemorial. In older times, bees were kept in log hive which includes traditional beehives. But initially bees before domestication used to nest in the open or semi-enclosed […]

Is Paraffin, Soy or Bee Wax best for your candles?
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Beekeeping

Candles are generally much loved in Kenyan homes, originally as a source of lighting during power blackouts but have evolved more into home décor aesthetics & aromatherapy.  A simple whiff of a pleasant, comforting scent, however, can quickly put us into a better mood or even bring back some memories. It’s no wonder that more […]