In May of this year NUWOCSI partnered with Malaika Honey and opened the Honey Centre in Gulu. Malaika Honey has been in Uganda for more than 10 years promoting beekeeping for business. They were looking to expand into northern Uganda as the potential for honey production is very good here. We partnered with Malaika so we could be in a better position to help the local bee farmers.
We want to assist the bee farmers in acquiring modern hives and equipment, like a bee suit. With modern hives like a Kenya Top Bar (KTB) hive they can more than double their honey production each year.
We can also be a ready market for them and Malaika offers competitive prices for honey, propolis and
beeswax purchases. There are many farmers beekeeping with the traditional hives with some having more than 100 hives. Yet, many lack a market and lack the transport to get their honey to a market.
We are also offering training on how to use the equipment, on the importance of taming your bees and on effectively harvesting honey.
In March we brought Malaika Honey to Gulu to train a group that NUWOCSI is working with in helping to establish a beekeeping business.
The last few weeks we have been visiting various villages and groups for the sole purpose of letting them know we are in Gulu and ready to help them grow their beekeeping business.
Of course, we are not only purchasing honey but also selling it. Check out our many flavours. Any proceeds earned from this shop will go towards helping the local beekeeper.