Fun Facts


  • Bees are the only insects in the world that make food that people can eat

  • Honey contains all of the substances needed to sustain life including enzymes, water, minerals and vitamins

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Bees are the only insects in the world that make food that people can eat Honey contains all of the substances needed to sustain life including enzymes, water, minerals and vitamins


  • One bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon in its entire life time

  • Many plants rely on insects like bees to be pollinated; which is why they provide nectar to say thanks

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One bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon in its entire life time Many plants rely on insects like bees to be pollinated; which is why they provide nectar to say thanks


  • Honey has natural preservative so that it won’t go bad

  • Bee keepers only take the honey that bees do not need which can be as much as 45kgs from one hive

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Honey has natural preservative so that it won’t go bad Bee keepers only take the honey that bees do not need which can be as much as 45kgs from one hive


  • There are lots of different types of honey which taste different depending on flowers used to make it.

  • A third of all plants we eat have been pollinated by bees

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There are lots of different types of honey which taste different depending on flowers used to make it. A third of all plants we eat have been pollinated by bees


  • Bees have two separate stomachs; one for food and another just for nectar.

  • It is estimated that it would take 1,100 bees to make 1kg of honey and they would have to visit 4 million flowers

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Bees have two separate stomachs; one for food and another just for nectar. It is estimated that it would take 1,100 bees to make 1kg of honey and they would have to visit 4 million flowers

Forward

Bee keeping is a tradition that started time in memorial with traditional log hives & wild woodland honey playing an important role in the production of honey, the honey has been used as food, medicine, preservative, cultural ceremonies, brewing etc.

Bee keeping is of economic importance which is relatively cheap and not competitive to other forms of agriculture. Bees are good pollinators for plants and play an important role in plant biodiversity.

Beekeeping is therefore considered as an agro-based enterprise that is able to develop healthy linkages between biodiversity (insects and plants) and sustainable livelihood of the people through income generated from hive products

As beekeeping is receiving a lot of attention in integrated rural development projects, Bee-care apiculture development program (Badep) is concerned in propagating knowledge concerning the value of bees and beekeeping to the society, environment, and reduction of human practices that threaten the survival of bees

Badep is a bee keeper’s member organization formed to unite bee-keepers across the region who share common mission to develop bee keeping and foster new bee-keeping techniques that impact positively to people lives, environment, and bees.

Badep is an independent organization for bee-keepers and volunteers who advocate for sustainable development in protection & nutrition of honey bee species, environmental conservation and enhancing bee-keeping to become a commercially viable and dependable activity amongst its members across the region, A program pioneered by BEE CARE APIARIES INT. LTD to help realize its mission and Vision goals of empowering livelihoods through bee keeping.

It is a member organization for promoting apiculture in East Africa supported by bee keepers (members), donors and other stakeholders.

Badep involves bee-keepers and community based organizations and groups having one beehive to those with thousands of beehives. It plays an important role in collective marketing of bee products such as beeswax and honey.

Its members range from; Individual, small scale, commercial bee-keepers, self-help groups (SHG), Community based organizations (CBOS) etc.

Badep partners with like-minded institutions, Private sector and Non-Governmental organizations in advocating for development and prosperity of bee keeping techniques, protection of bee species, biodiversity and environmental conservation through apicultural development.
Bee care Apiaries Int. Ltd, Founder of Badep, Ministry of Livestock, Kenya National Bee keeping Station, Department of veterinary services (DVS), County Government of Kiambu among others.

Sustainability
The organization will use funds from member’s subscriptions, donations from volunteer and organizations supporting the program.

The funds are managed by appointed members who are beekeepers

1. Environmentally friendly bee keeping,
2. Use of proper and modern equipment’s in beekeeping
3. Practice of organic agriculture and apiculture to eliminate bee deaths and minimize chemical residues affecting quality of bee products.
4. Plant biodiversity.
5. Affordable Modern bee keeping
6. Bee keeping skills development.

BADEP Mission

Our mission is to empower livelihoods through bee keeping development.

BADEP Vision

Our vision is to enhance bee keeping and biodiversity conservation in Africa through bee keeper’s participation.

Apart from delivering bee products to the BCAI, The members are also supplied with bee keeping supplies like bee hives and kits which are available to the members on credit against their produce, these acts as a motivation to the bee-keepers to produce and keep more bees as an income generating activity.

As a member organization, Badep initial goals are to:-

1. Enhance beekeeping skills amongst its members
2. Improving living standard for all members
3. Ensure fair trade practice among the group members
4. Power to negotiate good prices
5. Link to sustainable global markets.
6. Exchange of skills through organized beekeeping shows and seminars.
7. Advocate against use of agrochemicals such as insecticides to stop high bee death rate.
8. Ensure protection of environment and bio-diversity by use of Green beehives BEE-CARE GBH.
9. Offer training services on beekeeping
10. Provision of beekeeping equipment’s at subsidized prices on an easy pay terms.
11. Food security and fruit development through honeybee pollination.
12. Offer financial support to beekeeper members and startup capital to those willing to begin beekeeping.

13. To monitor and measure apiculture development based on membership interests.
14. Bee nutrition involving conservation and planting of bee plants and feeding programs

Coverage

Badep covers members from all areas across Kenya who shares common vision. The program is planning to open up help centers across the country to effectively serve its members.

Membership
To become a member of Badep, you simply have to be a beekeeper or an advocate of bees with a shared Vision to promote and enhance apiculture industry as a sustainable economic activity.

You will need to simply fill an easy and simple form for your details, you can join online by going to www.beecareapiaries.com ; this enables the organization to track all its members and stakeholders for easy communication.

  •  Access to market information on bee products.
  • Access to bee keeping information (knowledge transfer)
  • Access to low cost bee keeping technology
  • Member empowerment through networking
  • Better prices for bee products due to fair trading and controlled quality system at farmers level
  •  Financial assistance through easy pay system to acquire bee keeping equipment’s for expansion and starters-ups
  • Access to bee keeping education forums
  • Working together as bee keepers to improve member welfares.
  • Joint efforts in promoting apiculture, protecting bee species, and conserving biodiversity.

Social Benefits to the Community

  • Bee keeping contributes to rural economic development
  • Improved living standards to bee keeper families
  •  Increased food security
  • Contribute towards poverty eradication
  •  Plant biodiversity through bee nutrition programs
  • Research and development of environmentally friendly bee keeping techniques.
  •  Empowering bee keepers through a socially conscious apiculture business.

It's All Free To Join

All grants and loans offered to bee keepers on easy pay method will be re -paid at 5% interest with a flexible repayment period agreed upon the borrower and the lender Badep. Upon payment completion, the funds are again loaned to other needy bee keepers as a revolving fund. This revolving loan ensures the organizations sustainability for expansion of apiculture industry in Kenya and beyond.

Badep plans to set up a Badep bee institute to become a one stop center for beekeeping demonstration and training center. The institute will employ qualified and professional trainers to enhance quality bee education.

Willing to support this program! Please call us on +254 726 349853.
Join Badep today and Enjoy mouthful benefits of bee keeping…!