Zambian honey producers in export boost

The Zambian government has issued honey export licenses to five local companies who met the international threshold. The move opens doors for local honey producers to penetrate European Union (EU) markets such as Finland and the United Kingdom, as well as South Africa and Botswana on the African continent. “There…

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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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Slippery slope for ants to the beehive

Ask any beekeeper what his biggest problem is, and you’ll hear about the red ants that eat larvae in the beehive and will even frighten off a swarm if they aren’t stopped in their tracks. Mr. Quintis Bezuidenhout put a lot of thought into how he could keep ants away.…

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Maximum security for your bees

Mr Louis van Zyl from Mummy Honey, Randfontein, South Africa, decided not to give in when he suffered damages to his beehives due to vandalism and predators.  He needed only concrete, a mould and some clamps to build this bee bunker. This “maximum security” beehive weighs about 200 kg, and…

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