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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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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