From Nakaseke to Kiboga—Knowledge-sharing the Art & Business of Bee Farming
“In bees, you invest once and reap forever,” says Nakafeero Florence who is the WWK Program Lead of our CBO partner ACCESS and co-founder of the Nakaseke Beekeeping Company (NBC). From their success in bee farming, Florence and her husband realized their dream of building an apiary with 200 hives, a honey factory and retail store. From WWK’s emphasis on knowledge sharing among our local partners, the Bujagala Kisoboka Women’s Group (BKWG) of Kiboga are delighted to learn from Florence how to build hives for beekeeping as one of their first businesses as a local partner. They began with 30 hives, quickly learned how to make advanced hive stands to ease the harvesting of honey and venom and doubled their number of hives within a year. The BKWG business harvests honey and sells to the Nakaseke Beekeeping Company as well to their local community. Today BKWG benefits greatly from this new enterprise as the profits are strong and they enjoy knowing they are serving their community, while helping to produce medicines such as propolis and venom as well as honey, beeswax, and honey wine.