Village Location: Kisii County
# of Villagers: 6,000
Village CHEC Started: January 2021
# of Villagers in Beekeeping: 45
# of Hives: 50
Flora Around Apiary: Eucalyptus, Bottle Brush, Wild Flowers
Honey Profile: Depending on the season, honey ranges from light amber to amber; mix between medium-sweet, salty and slightly acidic undertones. Caramel and earthy hints are also present.
Biombe, GHC's second village in Kisii District, is comprised of 6000 inhabitants. We began this CHEC in April 2021 and built the apiary in the fall of 2021. Since we had a large of number of participants interested in beekeeping we designated 50 hives to put in the apiary. The apiary is also tucked away a bit from the village, in a beautiful secluded area, full of flowering trees and a water source. This apiary has been very successful for Greener Hills, and as of July 2023, over 33 hives have been colonized, with strong and healthy bee populations. The bees feast on pollen and nectar from eucalyptus and bottle brush trees, and a variety of wild flowers.
The apiary managers and Biombe beekeepers are knowledgable and enthusiastic, and we have plans to add more hives soon.