Bee farming (Apiculture)
There is high demand for honey for home consumption and pharmaceutical use in making drugs. Some beekeepers salvage the comb to use its wax for candles or at times it is mixed with maize flour to make ice-cream cones. In addition, wax is demanded by cobblers, makers of household textiles and garments. There are so many small scale farmers investing in this business spread all over the Country.
Bee hives are opened after the bees have been smoked out using the smoke pump, honeycombs are pressed by hand. Honey is separated from the wax using pressing machines to produce better quality honey. Honey from honeycomb is extracted, warmed, strained and bottled.