The Buzz Honey
The Buzz Honey is produced by bees in both traditional and improved hives, with the local vegetation, principally Acacia, fruit and farmed crop. Nothing is added, and nothing is taken away resulting in a fine, pure honey.
The Buzz Honey is a small family business setup in 2016 to produce honey for family and friends. After their first harvest they scaled up production in response to demand from friends. Now their main farms are located in Migwani and Zombe, Kitui County.
Demand for The Buzz Honey has increased steadily, so the team are now looking at working with other local smallholder farmers within Kenya. The Buzz Honey team are proud to source their honey within Kenya and want to keep it this way, so as to support farmers within the region and also hope that by so doing the bee population will improve.
Rachel, the founder of The Buzz Honey explains how beekeeping has been traditionally practiced in Kenya, but farmers are constrained by limited production, outdated and unsustainable bee husbandry systems and poor access to markets. The changing weather patterns have also resulted in poorer harvests and been very discouraging to smallholder farmers. Due to this, in the last twelve months, The Buzz Honey have started sourcing honey from other locations within Kenya, namely Machakos, Makueni, Narok and Taita Taveta Counties; where production is in both traditional and improved hives. The Buzz Honey supports the training for farmers in apiculture to ensure strict quality control and traceability to provide a quality product to our consumers.