Beekeeping (Apiculture) program
The Beekeeping/ Honey production and processing project is targeted at organized indigenous women groups in Narok South as one of the alternative livelihood approaches. It is a venture that gives Indigenous Women economic sovereignty, including enhancing community resilience in the context of climate. This alternative means of livelihood is best for the Pastoral Indigenous Peoples landscapes as it has minimal risks, offers a nature-based solution to Climate Change and there is a ready market for processed honey.
ILEPA has set up two beekeeping programs in close collaboration with NAME and Favor Land women’s group of Enlangata Enterit and Enkiu. ILEPA provided the bee hives, equipment to harvest and training on how to harvest. Only the processor to separate the honey once harvested is being shared between the two communities as it is not used often. The costs of the second processor was put into buying additional bee hives. The beekeeping initiatives also represent both mitigation and options in times of droughts.