Village Location: Kisii County--Semi-Urban Area
# of Villagers: 1200
Village CHEC Started: November 2021
# of Villagers in Beekeeping: 23
# of Hives: 20
Flora Around Apiary: Grevillea, Banana, Coffee, Wild Flowers
Honey Profile: Honey is typically light amber to amber in color; flavor is well-balanced with a warm vanilla aroma, and caramel, cinnamon and fruity undertones.
Ititii, GHC's seventh village in Kisii District, is one of our smallest, with only 1200 inhabitants. Like Kegati village, it is considered a semi-urban village since it is close in proximity to Kisii town. We began this CHEC in November 2021 and built the apiary in the late summer of 2021. The Ititi beekeeping group is small but mighty and has an apiary manager that is very well-versed in all things bees. This apiary is thriving! 19 of the 20 hives are fully colonized and although we have had only one small harvest, we expect our next one to produce triple the amount of honey. The apiary sits up in the green hills, above the village and is surrounded by abundant coffee and banana trees. These CHEC members are eager to expand their apiary and add more hives.
Up close and personal! Harvesting honey at night in the Ititi Apiary...