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How to attract bees to your new hive

A bait hive is an empty hive that is set up to attract a swarm during the swarming season. For about a week before a colony swarms it sends out scout bees to find a new home. Although we shouldn’t try to humanize bees there are several criteria that seem attractive to them, these being:- Where bees have lived before. …

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Farmer enjoys honey from Stingless Bee Honey

This weeks success story from Smart Harvest Stanley Imbusi’s grandfather Lumbasio was a traditional medicine man whose trick for curing varied ailments was centred on honey from stingless bees found in Kakamega tropical rain forest. Often, the grandfather would tag him along to comb the forest for the rare medicinal honey. Today, Imbusi is a renowned stingless bee farmer in …

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Why You Should Start Keeping Bees

I don’t think I have met anyone who doesn’t like the taste of honey on their morning slice of bread. It’s hard to believe that such a wonderful product is provided for free by Mother Nature. Well not necessarily for free; it comes from the hard work of the honey bees. Bees are so hard working that they don’t just …

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Qualities of a Successful Farmer

Agriculture in Kenya or rather agribusiness is the new business in town and everyone wants a piece of the cake. You have all seen and heard the numerous success stories of farmers on the newspapers and TV. They make farming look easy and everything they touch turns to profit. We decided to visit successful farms around the country to find …

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10 Profitable Agribusiness Ideas in Kenya 2015

Dairy Farming Milk is always a requirement in many Kenyan kitchens especially in making tea. Most Kenyan families cannot drink tea if it does not contain milk. This shows you how important milk is in Kenya. The current price of milk goes for Ksh. 35 in milk processing plants and at shop price it goes for Ksh.60. Fish Farming Tilapia, …

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Sweet money from stingless Bees Honey

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, we should start to give it more attention. We all want to eat healthy and lets face it honey is more natural than margarine or Jam. As a farmer you should consider tapping into this healthy diet obsession and strike it big while …

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