Mauritius launches national beekeeping blueprint

The government of Mauritius has launched a national apiculture blueprint that is aimed at raising farmer awareness and setting guidelines to grow the underutilised potential of the beekeeping and honey industry. In a statement published on its portal, the government said the paper was launched in the capital Port Louis…

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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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Zambian honey production “in jeopardy” – Commerce Ministry

The expiry of a mandate of the Trade and Investment Project for Enhanced Competitiveness (TIPEC-ZAS) has put Zambia’s honey production in jeopardy. This according to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) which drives the initiative. “There has been a decline in honey production since the mandate of TIPEC-ZAS…

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Thin plastic frame improves income for beekeepers

The African Honey Bee company in Pretoria in South Africa was specifically established to assist poor communities in setting up viable beekeepers and beekeeping businesses. The company’s founder believes that in order to keep costs down, farmers should collaborate with their neighbours in these types of projects. Carien Kruger spoke…

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