Baringo Asali helps locals get sweet earnings from honey

Sylvia Mwangi.Ms Mwangi and her friends helped Baringo County farmers adopt modern honey production methods. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • According to Kenya National Farmers Information Service, about 80 per cent of Kenya’s honey comes from arid and semi-arid lands
  • The country produces around 4,000 metric tonnes of honey every year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture
  • A pilot programme on modern beekeeping and honey harvesting is underway in Baringo.

When Sylvia Mwangi and Brian Ndirangu went camping near Lake Baringo in 2016, they had no idea their trip would be a stroke of luck for beekeepers in the semi-arid region.

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