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Who We Are

TUNADO is the apex body recognized by the public and government of Uganda to coordinate the apiculture sector in Uganda. TUNADO is a membership body that unites producers (beekeepers), processors, packers, service providers (trainers, researches, marketers, and equipment manufacturers), development partners, government and all other stakeholders towards apiculture development in Uganda.

Stories from the Hives

API Newsletter

What to expect in this Issue 36

  • Agrochemical Misuse, The ‘TIME BOMB’ to Beekeeping in Uganda
  • Why is it important to buy a standard KTB beehive?
  • Success Stories of Kahuju Jessica and Susan Akol in beekeeping
  • Honey Bee Colony management
  • Beating the Odds
  • Francis, the Blind beekeeper in Gulu District
  • Oneka Robert, the budding processor

Graduate Engineer Becomes Beekeeper

My name is Jesca Kahuju a beekeeper based in Rugendabara Town council, Kasese District. During my engineering practice, I was attached to Bunyangabu beekeeper’s co-operative (BBC) during the construction of their seminar hall and processing rooms. My work at BBC as an engineer exposed me to beekeeping. More

Jesca Kahuju’s Achievements

With the training from TUNADO and BBC, I am now well equipped with the necessary technical skills in beekeeping that everyone wishes to have.
1.  I currently own and manage an apiary with 45 colonies.
2. Within a period of 2 years, my hive  production has increased from 35kg to 292kg earning me Ugx. 2,4M. In a single season. More

Our Projects

  • Prevention and reduction of exploitative child labour (PREC) 2023-2026

    Children (as defined by World Bank for ages 0-14 years) make up 46% of the total population in Uganda. However, 6.2 million (40%) of the children aged 5-17 years are involved in child labour excluding HH chores (UBOS – National Labour Survey, 2021), Child labour is highest in Karamoja (56%) compared to other regions in

    January 16, 2024
  • Karamoja RISE-K Project 2023-2027

    Resilience, inclusiveness, sustainability and empowerment of communities in karamoja (RISE-K) Project Uganda is endowed with natural resources but governance of natural resources and the effects of climate change have exacerbated the levels of poverty, disaster and humanitarian needs. While Uganda has made considerable progress in reducing the proportion of households experiencing poverty, 47% of households

    January 16, 2024
  • Inclusive Entrepreneurship INC-ENT 2022- 2024

    INC-ENT is a five year project that started in 2022, implemented by TUNADO in three districts of Kabarole, Bulisa and Hoima. The project is funded by the government of Belgium under the Director General for Development DGD through Trias Uganda, a Belgium development organisation that supports family farmers and entrepreneurs through their member based organisations

    January 16, 2024
  • Bees for BATWA Phase 2 (2023 – 2024)

    Bees for BATWA Phase 2

    January 16, 2024



Events & Trainings


13th National Honey Week 2024
Venue: Akamwesi Shopping Mall
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Call: 0779-674935

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World Bee Day 2024
20th May 2024

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Facts & Figures
Our activities in Numbers

Keepers Reached
in Uganda

Women Trained &
Involved in entire Apiculture
value chain

PwDs trained in beekeeping and the entire honey value chain

Tonnes of Honey
Produced Annually