What is the best way to start beekeeping?
How To Start Beekeeping (A Complete Guide)
- Begin your beekeeping education and learn some basics.
- Find a suitable beehive location.
- Figure out your budget.
- Order your honey bees.
- Choose a hive type and order it.
- Buy basic beekeeping tools.
- Get protective gear.
- Set up your hive(s) and,
How much does it cost to start beekeeping in Kenya?
Setting up a beehive requires Kshs. 5000 for example the Langstroth type of bee hive but a person may decide to use locally available materials to construct one from home. The harvesting materials cost a total of Kshs. 5, 000.
Can I keep a beehive in my garden?
You are allowed to have a beehive in your garden as long as you meet the current legal requirements related to the minimum or buffer distance between the hive, neighboring houses, public walkways and public buildings. This is always defined and voted at the local government level, or by the municipality itself.
Which way should beehives face?
Many experienced beekeepers suggest that the entrance of a beehive ideally should face towards the south or to the east. The southern exposure makes sense. During the winter months – at least in the northern hemisphere – the sun sits low on the southern horizon.
Is bee keeping profitable in Kenya?
A single beehive can produce up to 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of honey per harvest and sells for around 800 Kenyan shillings ($8) a kilogram. Most farmers harvest the hives four times a year, providing up to 64,000 shillings ($628) per hive annually.
Is honey farming profitable?
Natural, local honey can sell for much more than the stuff in grocery stores. It depends on your location, but it’s safe to say that you can charge $10 per pound. That puts you at a profit of $600 per beehive, per year.
Do you need a Licence to keep bees?
You don’t need a licence to keep bees but Camilla says it is good to belong to a local association to keep you in touch with local expertise, local problems and conditions.