Village Location: Kisii County
# of Villagers: 1,020
Village CHEC Started: October 2022
# of Villagers in Beekeeping: 70
# of Hives: 40
Flora Around Apiary: Sugar Cane, Banana, Avocado, Coffee, Grevillea
Honey Profile: TBD
Nyamecheo, GHC's eigth village, is in Kisii County. We began this CHEC in October 2022 and currently have 70 members involved in beekeeping and 8 fully trained apiary managers. The construction of the apiary was completed at the end of October and the Nyamagesa apiary will house 40 hives to start. The 8 apiary managers will be responsible for a sub-group and each group will receive 5 hives to manage. Nyamacheo sits in the perfect place for bees, tucked into a lush valley filled with flowering trees. The Nyamecheo apiary will house 40 hives to start and we expect it to thrive.
The climate here is warm and wet; there is no shortage of flora and water for our bees. The hives haven't even been placed in the apiary, and bees have already colonized 4 of them over the course of a few weeks.