Village Location: Western Kisii County
# of Villagers: 1,050
Village CHEC Started: January 2021
# of Villagers in Beekeeping: 45
# of Hives: 50
Flora Around Apiary: Eucalyptus, Maize, Grevillea, Avocado, Sugar Cane
Honey Profile: Honey is typically dark amber to amber in color; flavor is pronounced, with a dense texture and quick to granulate to a smooth grain.
Kiagware, GHC's fourth village in Kisii District, is our smallest village to date, with only 1,050 inhabitants. We began this CHEC in November 2021 and built the apiary in the late summer of 2022. Kiagware is far from Kisii town, and sits in a very lush valley in western Kenya. Since it is quite remote, land is plentiful and our CHEC had plenty of space to build a beautiful apiary. We started out with 50 hives in the apiary and as of August 2023, over 25 hives are colonized. In our first harvest we processed 21 liters of honey from 3 hives!
The flora in the valley is lush and plentiful, full of flowering trees, and the River Kuja nearby. This apiary has been very successful thus far and we imagine expanding the apiary in the near future.