Concrete bee bunker thwarts vandals

Bees are essential for the pollination of many crops. However, vandals cause a lot of damage to hives. A Gauteng honey farmer has devised a clever plan to minimise damage.  Protecting bee hives is essential for both bees and farmers in this industry. Like other bee farmers, Louis van Zyl…

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From milking shed to float valve factory

When a milk buyer shut down one of its routes, this farmer decided he couldn’t leave his workers in the lurch so he started a factory. Today his float valves are sold nationwide – and pay nine salaries. In a former dairy on the farm Sweetwater outside Wepener in the…

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Cheap float valve saves valuable resource

The addition of a float valve to the pipe supplying water to the reservoir has helped this cattle farmer to prevent his reservoir from overflowing and wasting water – without the windmill’s brakes needing to be applied. Thanks to a float valve at the end of the pipe supplying water…

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Wheel sprayer guarantees accurate application of weed-killer

This farming enterprise has eradicated back-breaking weeding by using a wheel sprayer and back-pack that applies the herbicide directly onto the weeds – at the same time ensuring that the weed-killer doesn’t end up on their avocado trees. At the Allesbeste Farming enterprise outside Tzaneen in the Limpopo province of…

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