The Sanye and Boni peoples are honey-gatherers by tradition, harvesting honey using old-age methods and techniques. Although there is much to admire about their customary beekeeping there are also negative impacts on the environment such as the occurrence of accidental bushfires.

Through the fusion of modern and traditional methods of beekeeping it is one of the Lamu Conservation Trust future missions to provide support to honey production in the area helping to increase this alternative source of income for the communities and meet demand for improved quality and quantity of hive products for increased honey production.