Another option is to keep small bees that are not as aggressive as the “normal” bees. They can even be kept around your house without hurting any human beings or the livestock. However, it takes much longer to produce a certain quantity of honey. If you have a liter of honey though, it can be sold for TSH 40,000 per liter (€20 or $28). Thus, the small bees are also a great way to earn some additional income in your family.
Honey can be used as food, medicine or cream. By-products of honey include candles, creams, medicine especially for the ski), chewing gum, invite bees into your bee-hive or also material for shoe-makers. It also has to be remembered that bees are mainly responsible for pollination, hence helping our small-holder farmers to have a good harvest of their crops.