Bee Keeping Weekend Course

Two Day Bee Keeping Certification Course

(in partnership with Sam Bananah , part of the Urban PDC schedule which will be out very soon too)

When: May 27th & 28th  (part of the six week PDC sessions in Nairobi – and open to anyone)

Where:  Ngong

Cost: 8,000 KSH

Details: This apiculture course includes hands-on training on a number of important topics related to beekeeping, including assembling hives and opening and examining colonies. From disease and mite prevention and hive management to honey production, this class will cover everything you need to know to further your hobby or get your business off the ground with the bee man himself, Sam Bananah!

Course topics include:

  • Bee Biology
  • Bees in an Urban Setting
  • Disease and Mite Prevention
  • Hive Assembly and Management
  • Honey Extraction



Samuel Bananah  – Bee KeepingSamuel Bananah, went to Friends School Kamusinga after which he then joined Mombasa Polytechnic for Information Technology Diploma. He then worked for Chablis Ltd in Mombasa for 18 months at which he quit his job and went to a farm near Salama town where he started small scale farming in poultry. He redeveloped his childhood passion of beekeeping and went to several training forums to learn about bees.

He proceeded to take a full course at the Beekeeping station and started his own hives. He also became a member of the British Beekeepers Association from which through correspondence he learned a lot about bees. He heard about Permaculture and PRI Kenya in 2012 and took our three week PDC with John Sheffy which was spread across four different sites. After taking his PDC he   improved greatly on his skills and began giving trainings to communities on sustainable and organic beekeeping practices. He has worked for different communities in the Maasai Mara, Samburu, Kitui, Makueni, Kilifi, among others. He has also worked for individuals in different parts of East Africa. and has participated in training for different organizations in E.A, orphanages and worked closely as a stakeholder trainer for ministry of livestock department of Athi river.

With the new acquirement of a quarter of an acre in Gilgil, Sam intends to develop the land into a permaculture training site where he will put all my experiences and skills in gardening and beekeeping. Sam has dedicated his life to teaching more people and communities on the importance of bees and the need to conserve our environment at large.

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