Swarm Lures. Attracting bee swarms to empty beehives

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How much profit to expect from beekeeping

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Beekeeping

Some people get into beekeeping just for the fun of it.  While others are looking to make a profit.  Honey, beeswax, pollen, and propolis can be harvested from beehives and sold.  So, how profitable is beekeeping? And what is the beekeeping profit per hive? Beekeeping as a project has many risks, there are no shortcuts. […]

Bee Pollination

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Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fiber (such as cotton), and hay (alfalfa grown to feed livestock ) don’t self-pollinate. They depend, almost entirely, on bees for pollination Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male parts of a flower to the female parts of a flower of the same species, which results in fertilization of […]

Best options for hive stands in Kenya

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Beekeeping

When it comes to hive installations, the beehive stand is simply one of the things that beekeepers don’t really think about as much compared to other beekeeping equipment’s. However, hive stands are important for a variety of reasons Keeping the beehive of wet grounds. Helping the bees keep the hive dry Hive Stands provide beekeepers […]

Equipment every new beekeeper needs

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Beekeeping

Essential information every beekeeper needs. There are several beekeeping equipment’s available in the market being sold. however each beekeeper will require different tools. This article seeks to highlight the uses of each in differentiating the essential tool from those that are there to make your work more effective Beekeeping Equipment for Kenyan bee farmers Honey […]