Find out about our Beekeeping equipment, products and beekeeping training we provide for farmers in Uganda and Australia.
Honey has well documented health benefits. High in invertase enzymes, honey can strengthen the bodies immune system. The elements of glucose oxidase, high acidity and sugar content are three essential elements that kill bacteria in the body. Our honey is something special. Uganda has a rich natural environment, famed for its national parks and mountain gorillas. We are working with small-holder farmers in organic farming practises to get the best quality honey.
Propolis is a resin produced by bees collected from plant extracts mixed with the bees own enzymes to act as a disinfectant to keep the hive sterile. We can use this resin as an antibiotic, soothing sore throats, reducing inflammation, speeds up wound healing, combating fungal infections and strengthening the body’s immune system. It can be used internally to treat colds, bronchitis, stomach ulcers, respiratory disorders, liver and kidney inflammation, ear, nose and throat infections and toothaches. Externally it will heal cuts, burns, and other minor skin infections. Uganda’s pristine natural environment produces a propolis that is free of pollutants. This is available on the market both in Uganda and abroad.
Bee venom honey is a mixture of honey, propolis and bee venom that can be taken to boost the immune system. Bee venom itself is a bitter colourless liquid that is released through the sting of a bee. Bee venom contains melittin, histamine, peptides and other biogenic amines that have been used to treat arthritis and other painful conditions. The bee venom honey has been popular in Uganda among those that live with the HIV virus as it greatly increases the CD4 count. See link;
The oldest form of alcohol. Known to be the ambrosia of the Gods as a gift from heaven. Because of this belief mead was considered to have magical and sacred properties that would; prolong life, bestow health, strength, virility and re-creative powers. A months worth of mead was given to newlyweds as a gift and is the origins of the honeymoon. We have been brewing honey wine through the years perfecting the art of making
We process beeswax from honeycomb after extracting the pure honey which is melted and filtered into moulds. As we work closely with small holder farmers in organic integrated farming methods there is no commercial crop spraying so our beeswax is without contamination.
The queen bee lays all the eggs in the beehive. She lives for approximately five years and for the first two she is very productive and many worker bees are made to make the colony strong and producing alot of honey. When the queen gets old she does not lay alot of eggs and often a beehive will not produce any honey when it has an old queen. As a rule to get alot of honey, always have a young queen. Queen breeding is key to increased farm production and in the process of selective breeding producing strains that are less aggressive, more productive and pest resilient.
The guide book offers readers a practical hands on guidance to succeed in beekeeping. It answers all of your questions regarding from getting started, basic to intermediate practices handling African bees to bee history and biology.
We designed and developed this hive tool specially for the Kenyan top bar hive with each part of the tool having specific task to make work easy during inspection or harvesting in the apiary the tasks include top bar levering, propolis scraper and nail pulling.
Malaika Honey has been producing beehives and beekeeping equipment since 2006 with the key aim to develop, affordable high quality and workable equipment suitable for the common farmer.
Our focus in progressive training is in transitional top-bar beehive technology by understanding traditional skills being utilized and giving the skills needed to progress. Farmers are given classroom theoretical with interactive training modules and digital presentations, apiary practical skills and classroom revision with challenging tasks set to stimulate performance. For more information, please contact us.