Concrete beehives empower smallholder farmers AND save bees

When industrial design student Ivan Brown from the University of Johannesburg had to choose a topic for his Master’s Degree, he was looking for ways improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The outcome, the Beegin project, provides a tool for smallholder and urban farmers to increase their income, as well…

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How to plant poles sturdily in sandy soil

Planting poles with a concrete foundation can be a messy business. Avoid cement wastage by using a steel plate for mixing, and ensure uniform holes with an L-shaped frame. You don’t need a degree in chemical engineering to cast concrete foundations for poles, but it is a time-consuming activity and,…

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