Honey production in Kerio Valley Region is based on the traditional log hive which is the dominant beehive in the area. In the recent past enormous efforts have been put to promote honey production using modern beehives. However, despite the efforts put in place by various stakeholders in the beekeeping industry to modernize the methods of production not much impact has been achieved. Over the last five years KVDA alone has produced more than 5,000 modern beehives most of which are in use in the region.
Beehives products include honey, beeswax, propolis, royal jelly, pollen, bee venom and bee bread. Honey is a sweet substance produced by honey bees from nectar of flowers or secretion of living parts of plants and stored in honey combs. Nectar is an aqueous sugar containing secretion and the raw material for honey.