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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the interviewees

From: Expanding the reach: ethnobotanical knowledge and technological intensification in beekeeping among the Ogiek of the Mau Forest, Kenya

Number of beekeepers 30
Place of residence Mariashoni Ndoswa Kiptunga Songwi
12 8 7 3
Gender Males Females
26 4
Age range 30–39 40–49 50 +
9 5 16
Main economic activities Beekeeping Agriculture Livestock husbandry Formal employment
30 30 30 5
Total number of beehivesa Traditional log hives Modern hives
~ 500 ~ 250
Individual hivesb Traditional log hives Modern hives
26 12
Collectives hivec Traditional log hives Modern hives
19 30
  1. aWe estimate the total number of beehives owned by the beekeepers drawing from the interviews
  2. bNumber of beekeepers individually owning log and modern hives
  3. cNumber of beekeepers collectively owning log and modern hives through membership to self-help groups