About African Beekeepers
African Beekeepers Ltd (ABL) is a private company working for the development of the beekeeping and honey industry in Kenya and targeting eventually the East African region as its operational area.
Ernest Simeoni the proprietor of African Beekeepers Limited introduced the Langstroth Beehive in Kenya in 1994 where he founded Honey Care International Limited. He set up the first commercial factory to manufacture and produce high quality Langstroth beehives and related equipment with a capacity to produce 1,000 beehives of both fully assembled and knockdown kits.
During his fifteen (20) years of experience, Ernest has worked with numerous International & Local N.G.O’s towards the promotion of the honey business in Kenya , Tanzania, Rwanda , Sudan Uganda and Namibia to develop the honey industry into one of the major cash crops in the region, so as to assist the small scale farmers in the rural areas in the generation of an extra income from honey and to increase food production
ABL manufactures langstroth beehives and all related components in its factory, which at the same time houses the office and is situated in the industrial area of Nairobi.
The African Beekeepers Ltd staff comprises of the following:
African Beekeepers has initiated successful beekeeping projects with respectable Non-Governmental and International organizations to promote small-scale beekeeping and honey production thus leading to poverty alleviation in different parts of the country. Some of our project partners include:
After realizing a shortage and very inconsistent supply of honey in Kenya, Ernest Simeoni decided in 2005 to venture into commercial honey production using the most modern equipment available globally.
The road to successful commercial beekeeping has been challenging due to the fact that there had never been information or research regarding the industry