Bees, small insects but the most lucrative of all the insects to man. They are among the few insects that are known to be organized and taking commands just the way it is in the army, led by generals and commanders.
Kenya is in dire need of honey. The local supply is not able to meet the demand. According to the CEO of Savannah Honey, Mr. Kyalo Maveke, the honey produced locally is only able to meet 20 percent of the demand.
To supplement the remaining 80 percent, Kenya is forced to import from other countries despite the fact that there is a huge potential for the country to satisfy herself. Mr. Kyalo Maveke also confirms that over 95 percent of all the bee pollen in Kenya, propolis, and bee venom used are all imported.
Beekeeping is one of the most lucrative ventures in Kenya. Unfortunately, the majority of Kenyans are not aware of how it is done and what is required of them. “There are people who have left their land idle when they can get millions of shillings out of it,” said Mr. Kyalo during an interview.
Did you know that a gram of bee venom is 7 times more costly than gold? Well, a gram of bee venom costs 8,000 shillings. At the same time, a kilo of royal jelly costs 42,000 shillings.
In Kenya, a kilogram of honey retails at least 600 shillings. Bee pollen goes for 6,800 shillings while propolis goes for 1,300 shillings. “Bees have one of the highest returns that one will ever get in any investment,” added Mr. Kyalo.
“As Savannah Honey, we are experts in beekeeping as well as apiary management. We will manage for you your bee farm, giving you more time to do other tasks,” said Mr. Kyalo.