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Bees and Bee Keeping in Kuwait

Also from the Kuwait Agrifood Website – who knew? Who knew there was a family in Kuwait working to build a viable honey-production culture? I came across this accidentally, and love the site.

Growing up, i remember hearing that people with allergies should eat local honey, it helps build resistance (don’t ask me, I’m not a doctor!) and, in addition, we are all trying to shop and live more locally, so having Kuwait honey is – to me – way cool.

Have you seen honey from this farm in the markets? Can you tell me where?

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Established in 1996 as a small apiary with 1-15 hives. A year later the apiary was supported with 5 hives imported from Al Yahya Company in Egypt which appeared to be a good start and was of distinguished quality and quantity. That encouraged us to invest in this field and plan to take it as a side job

Ever since that time the apiary grew year after another till the number of hives reached 300 in the year 2002 and it greaw rapidly in the following year till it became 700 hives distributed in different areas of Kuwait

Our production is divided into 3 Seasons. We produce 4 different kinds of honey: These are Cidar honey (main products) lasts from 10/9- 10/11 every year. The second season includes 2 products: flowers honey. (Rhanterium epoposum) and spring honey i.e. flowers of inhabited areas this lasts from 10/3-10/5 every year. The third season started in 10/5- 10/7 and is mainly kina honey

We bread a good kind of bees internationally well known: Crinoboly and Italian, both are originated from AlYahya Company- Egypt. We are producing Italian queens of a very good quality able to adapt with Kuwait environment. A test is being implemented in our apiary upon which we will decide whether we will be able to fill our needs and the needs of local market

We have a specialized team who know how to choose good places, provide wooden hives, import bees and settle it inside the wooden hives and carry out all necessary care such as follow up, supervise, feeding and honey cultivation

FAHAD BIN AJAJ Apiary
Jaber Al-Ali Suburb 7th – block 1 – Street 5
7911796-7192738 7192738 – 7911796 – Tel
e-mail: hunyQ8@yahoo.com

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April 10, 2009 - Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Cultural, ExPat Life, Food, Kuwait, Living Conditions

8 Comments »

  1. How are you dear Intlxpatr? I just wanted to stop by and say hello to you, and to send my fondest, warmest wishes your way. Hope you and your loved ones have been well and happy. Wishing you the very best :))

    …and I have not seen honey from this interesting apiary on the market yet. I would love to try some myself!

    Comment by Ms. Baker | April 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. Can they get the bloody beehives out of our garden, so I can enjoy it in peace?

    Comment by MiYaFuSHi | April 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. I am so happy to see you, Ms. Baker. I’ve been wondering how you are doing, where you are these days? We miss you when you are off on your great adventures. 🙂

    LOL, MiYaFuSHi, I was stung myself last year, in the swimming pool. Not fun. But we need bees! They keep them in your garden?

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  4. No, the bees have decided to create homes for themselves in our garden, which is our pathway into the house.
    And I have a super phobia of bees!

    So imagine the fun I go through trying to get in and out the house :<

    Comment by MiYaFuSHi | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  5. My youngest son kept bees, Their honey saved the life of an elderly car accident victim. Honey sandwiches was all she could eat for weeks. She recovered and became strong again!

    Comment by Malcolm Thompson | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  6. Malcolm,
    How? I’m intrigued!

    Comment by Bu Yousef | April 12, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thank you for the information.

    ~ Soul

    Comment by Soul | April 12, 2009 | Reply

  8. MiYaFuSHi – Yikes! I can imagine! Bee stings are no fun!

    Malcolm – Happy Easter! I had a friend who had twin babies late in life, and honey got her through those early months when they didn’t seem ever to sleep at the same time. She didn’t have time or energy for anything else, but honey helped her nurse the babies.

    Bu Yousef – For one thing, honey is a natural antiseptic.

    You are welcome, Soul!

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 12, 2009 | Reply


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