Beehive Installation with Just Bee

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Just Bee is a local honey business that provides raw and local Kuwaiti honey. You might have come across them at Qout Market but what a lot of people don’t know is they are promoters of urban beekeeping and that they have a beehive installation service. Just Bee don’t have their own beehive location, all their honey that is sold is produced from beehive hosting. This past season for example, their honey was harvested from 8 different locations that includes people’s homes, chalets and farms (Salmiya, Khaitan, Sharq, Qurtuba, Messila, Abu Al Hasania, Nuwaiseeb and Wafra).

At Just Bee we promote Urban Beekeeping and our vision is to be able to provide our community with honey from every area in Kuwait, to do that we need to team up, and we do that by allowing locals to host beehives for us.

So how does it work?
The first thing they do is come over to your home and do a site consultation. The beekeeper needs to asses the space, check how suitable it is or not for the bees, and recommend needed shelter for the bees to protect them from the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer. They usually ask the host to let them set up a minimum of 6 hives so that it’s worth their time and effort.

All the work is on them, they handle the installation and all the costs involved with the hives. They also supervise the hives by visiting them as much as every two weeks. By the end of the season, they harvest the honey and give you 10% of the honey that has been produced as a barter for the space that you have given them to set up the hives.

The honey is then branded with the name of the Area, making their honey literally come from the homes of the people.

Kuwait produced these beautiful and varying colors of honey! In order from the left: Abdili, Nuwaiseeb, Sharq, Zahra, Egaila & Mishref

How many times do they harvest honey?
There are 2 seasons of harvest during the year:

– June/July where they harvest the Multifloral Honey, usually light in color and crystalizes within a month or so. Varies colorfully from one area to another.

– December where they harvest the better known Sidr Honey from the Ziziphus/Sidr tree that produces the Knarr, Jujube fruit. It is much darker and remains liquid if not, a lot of other floral sources are mixed in when the bees are gathering nectar to produce the honey.

Depending on the season, each beehive can produce between 3KG to 5KG of honey.

I love this idea a lot and if I had a home with a garden I would have definitely hosted some hives. If you on the other hand live in a home or have a chalet or farm and love honey, then get in touch with Just Bee and host a hive. Their instagram account is @justbeekw and their website is

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7 comments, add your own...

  1. Mohamad Islambouli says:

    Oh man, this is bloody amazing!

    Wish i could do this. too bad i live in a tiny studio XD

  2. Kuwait says:

    Is a regular villa suitable to harvest? Or a villa + garden mandatory?

    Also, any precautions necessary? Don’t want to get bee-stung on me back side :D

  3. Dun says:

    So how can you do this in the middle of a residential area?

    Please note what the guy is wearing in the picture above, and then look at the swings in the background.

    • O says:

      I just had one installed last week (not from justbee) and I’m spending a lot of time in the garden in shorts and half sleeves with no problems, I even get really close to see how the bees are gathering pollen… It’s when u get within a 3-5m radius of the hive that things start to get stingy…

      We just have one hive btw

    • blackswan says:

      Bees don`t just go wild and start attacking humans, that`s movies.
      My grandfather was a beekeeper and i use to roam between beehives as a child, might get a bee sting now and then, but never had a swarm following me. Bees are very protective with the hive, you get very close to it or try to open it, then you get them started.

  4. Jay says:

    Wow this is so so awesome! Love the pictures in this post, too.
    I love honey, i’m just scared their’s would be prohibitively expensive :|

  5. Sauce says:

    They are installing 10 hives for me tomorrow, great initiative great company

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