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  • Bee Wax

    Beeswax is a product of the beehive. For every 100kgs of honeycomb, you can get about 8kgs to 10kgs of beeswax.
    Honeybees secrete beeswax in the form of thin scales. 12- to 17-day-old worker bees produce them through glands on their ventral (stomach) surface. Honeybees use beeswax to build honeycomb cells in which they raise their young and store honey and pollen.

    To produce wax, bees must consume about eight times as much honey by mass. Estimates are that bees fly 150,000 miles to yield one pound of beeswax or 530,000 km/kg.



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  • Royal Jelly

    Royal jelly, also known as bee milk, is secreted by 5-15 days old worker honey-bees. It is produced by the hypopharyngeal gland (sometimes called the brood food gland) of young worker (nurse) bees, to feed young larvae and the adult queen bee.
    Royal jelly is always fed directly to the queen or the larvae as it is secreted; it is not stored. This is why it has not been a traditional beekeeping product. The only situation in which harvesting becomes feasible is during queen rearing, when the larvae destined to become queen bees are supplied with an over-abundance of royal jelly. The queen larvae cannot consume the food as fast as it is provided and royal jelly accumulates in the queen cells. The exact definition of commercially available royal jelly is therefore related to the method of production: it is the food intended for 4-5 days old queen bee larvae.
    Naturally produced royal jelly is too little for commercial purposes. However, royal jelly production can be done using artificial queen rearing with either plastic or beeswax queen cups in stinging-bees using movable-comb hives (frame or top bar hives). This is done during honey flow period when bees are actively collecting nectar (honey) and pollen.



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  • Honey

    Good quality honey can fetch a high price. Any farmer who has the good fortune and skill to obtain honey should have no trouble selling it. Generally, if you present honey to the consumer in a clean, unspoiled condition, the price will be higher. In order for beekeepers to maximize their profit from beekeeping, they ought to aim for the highest grade of honey. Honey in Kenya is sold in the following grades:



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  • New Castle disease

    General information on disease
    Newcastle disease is a devastating malady in unvaccinated chickens of any age. This paramyxo virus is infecting most birds by contact or faeces. The severity of symptoms may vary greatly in different species but dependents as well on the virus strain. So infection can be spread by migrating wild birds and affect unprotected chicken. This often results in high mortality (up to 95%) specifically in young birds all over the village and in the worst case when infected birds are brought to the market to all the surrounding area. So the assets of families can be wiped out in a few days. (FAO) 



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