Final Report – Lessons from the field: building from field experience to improve support for beekeeping in Kenya and Uganda

Beekeeping Project Report

Project Title:  Lessons from the field: Building from field experience to improve support for beekeeping in Kenya and Uganda.

Background: ABRC, with funding from an Irish agency, Misean Cara, set out to learn lessons from the reality of beekeeping, under field conditions, in Kenya and Uganda, during 2015 and 2016. Some 53 of the best Kenyan and Ugandan beekeepers were interviewed in depth on their farms, the legacy of 12 beekeeping projects was examined, and key stakeholders were consulted. This free 71 page report details the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the study for beekeeping development in East Africa.

How to Download the Report:

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17 thoughts on “Final Report – Lessons from the field: building from field experience to improve support for beekeeping in Kenya and Uganda

    1. Mala Collins I am one of those who is very much into bee farming and ‘am very excited to be at this platform where experiences in the sector are shared. Excellent practical document which is user friendly.

  1. Interested in stingless bee keeping to Support Ladies and families living with HIV and the disabled Much appreciate any Information Kind RegardsJohn

    1. Hello John, thanks for your comment – yes stingless bees are fascinating and their honey is very medicinal. We specialise in honeybees (Apis mellifera). Where are you based and we may be able to direct you to partners who specialise in stingless bees……

  2. I am just getting started as a beekeeper. I have already installed 10 Langstroth Beehives, and I am sure your reports are going to be useful in making me a successful beekeeper. Please continue with the good work.

    1. Helen thanks for your comment. We would like stakeholders to engage with the report……is the report an accurate reflection of what is happening in the field? What are the different perspectives people have?

  3. I like the report very much. It is a good example of how to look at development from different angles. New is not always better and the knowledge of those experienced local beekeepers should be nurtured. Maybe you can publish the main findings in small format for easy sharing. Maybe a version in Swahili too?

    1. Thanks Job. Great ideas on publishing the main findings in short format and in Swahili. We also think there are valuable lessons which apply to development in general and not just to beekeeping……

  4. Interested in starting bee keeping.Wants training and after training services in establishing a farm.Please provide guidance.

  5. We are based in Loitokitok maasailand with several focus groups ie women and youth and want to start this exercise in which we like it too much. How do we do?? Where do we start?? Who can help us??

  6. Am a beekeeper in kakamega county in Kenya and a member of Nakhuba Young Farmers Group. Any Organization out there that can support us expand apiculture?

  7. am a beekeeper from Homa-bay county,l manage over 50 langstroth hives. am interested in bee biology.
    planning to be a serious commercial farmer,l appreciate the research done however the findings should be implemented.

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