Uganda Honey

Honey in its purest

Beekeeping, a full time job…………………….

Many bee farmers in Uganda are lacking the skills in hive management. Many were taught to simply place the hives out into the woods, wait for it to be colonized and hopefully when the honey season starts, go and harvest the honey. At times they would discover that the hives are empty. They will just wait for the next colony to come. African bees are quick in absconding and a mismanaged hive is one of the reason.

In one of our topics, we teach farmers the importance of hive management and to rectify any discrepancies. If the hive is not in good condition, eg wet or too many openings due to wood warping, they need to change the hive.

In this video below, you can see one of the lessons in hive management.

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January 23, 2012 - Posted by | apiculture, bee colony, bee hive, Beekeeping, beekeeping journal, honey, honey byproduct, honey harvest, Honey Processing, Sustainable Beekeeping | , , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Thanks for the work done of loving environment and wild insects. Where are you found for to join yr team? I’m one person starting to do the same and others ready to follow but lack of high skills may either be a major problem. A positive response awaits.

    Comment by Wandera Khasim | May 13, 2013 | Reply

  2. how can one know that the hive is ready to harvest &how many seasons in a year

    Comment by Muganyizi jerry | October 2, 2012 | Reply

  3. I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOU FOR THE TRAINING IN BEE KEEPING AND MANAGEMENT . WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW

    Comment by james | March 4, 2012 | Reply

  4. How can i get honey market,not to cheated by middle men

    Comment by MUGANYIZI JERRY | February 15, 2012 | Reply

    • If you want to prevent yourself from getting cheated by middle man, you should look for the market yourself.

      Comment by Lesster | February 15, 2012 | Reply


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