Uganda Honey

Honey in its purest

Hive Inspection (Local Hive)…………………….

There is always this misconception that low cost beehives do not produce good quality honey. This is not true. Honey from low cost beehives can be as good as those harvested from Kenya top bars or Langstroths. It is the lack of knowledge on when to harvest the honey, what to harvest in a hive.

Most traditional bee farmer will not hesitate to grab whatever they find in the hive during the flow season. Even before the honey ripens, they would had taken them out. Lack of knowledge had led to the harvesting of poor quality honey.

Below is a clip of one of our farmers inspecting his beehive. The honey inside this hive was not ready for harvesting.

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February 9, 2012 - Posted by | apiculture, bee colony, bee hive, Beekeeping, beekeeping journal, beekeeping training, honey, honey harvest, Honey Processing, Honey Quality Control, Sustainable Beekeeping | , , , , , , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. am a new farmer and i want to learn more about bee keeping

    Comment by Byaruhanga Aloysius | June 25, 2015 | Reply

  2. Am a student of beekeeping in diploma in masindi but i would like to work with you with effect from july 2015

    Comment by Ahimbisibwe Derrick | September 3, 2014 | Reply

  3. Imprest, iam encouraged, i wish to join your training, i have already started. From Rukungiri

    Comment by Twinomugisha Charles | June 15, 2013 | Reply

    • We have relocated to Rwanda. Kindly visit http://rwandahoney.com for more information.

      Comment by Lesster | August 5, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Charles, our next training corse is scheduled in Jan 2014. If you are interested, do kindly indicate so that we can reserve a place for you.

      Comment by Lesster | August 5, 2013 | Reply

  4. what can i do to get honey from my bees i have ten hives , we expected each to hold 20ltrs but for three years we got only five litters , David Busia (U)

    Comment by david | December 21, 2012 | Reply

  5. Hi Lesster,
    I am a friend of Andrew from Bees Without Borders. He mentioned your work to me in New York. I am currently in Uganda and interesting in learning more about your beekeeping projects. Please email (joella.bitter@gmail.com) me so that we can maybe link up! I see you are now extending to Rwanda. Would love to hear more.

    Thank you. Joella

    Comment by joella | June 11, 2012 | Reply


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