In August 2015 African Beekeepers (ABL) ventured into Baringo honey value chain partnership project with Hand in Hand (HinH). It was a one year pilot project.
African bee keepers trained both Hand in Hand staff and Baringo honey value Chain project group members on modern bee keeping and honey production techniques. ABL then supplied modern bee keeping equipment to the groups through HinH who collected money from the groups to pay for the equipment.
ABL together with HinH provided the groups with training and extension services throughout the pilot phase, the groups started to harvest honey from the bee hives in February 2016, there has been three more harvest thereafter with the production increasing gradually every time as the members are slowly improving their skills in managing modern bee hives.
The successes of the pilot has led into to a further three year extension of the project and so ABL has signed a 3 year MOU with HinH east Africa to further develop the Baringo honey value chain project.