PAYMENT FOR POLLINATION SERVICES

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Why should the farmers who require pollination pay for bees to be brought onto the crop requiring pollination, after all the beekeeper gets the honey  right .  WRONG . This is far from the truth. If pollination is done correctly and the correct number of hives are brought in to pollinate a crop , the […]

Bee farming – liquid gold, but hard work

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Lloyd Phillips,Sun, Sunday, September 16, 2012, Farmers Weekly South Africa’s beekeeping industry may still have room for newcomers, but this unusual type of agricultural production is far more challenging than it may appear. Lloyd Phillips reports. Walking around on a hot day sweating heavily in a thick suit, with angry bees trying to find a way […]

Disease threatens bee colonies in SA

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01 April 2015 at 15:30pm By: Nokuthula Ntuli, The Mercury Durban – South Africa’s food security is under threat as its bee colonies are being depleted by an outbreak of American foul brood (AFB) disease. The chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Bee Farmers Association, Craig Campbell, said the disease had wiped out thousands of colonies in the […]

Disease threat for bee farmers

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by Chelsea Pieterse A DISEASE that has spread amongst bees in the Western Cape is threatening to reach KwaZulu-Natal and completely wipe out South Africa’s bee population. The American Foulbrood (AFB) disease is extremely contagious to bees and has already spread across parts of the Western Cape. The disease is known as the most devastating […]

Welcome!

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Welcome to the Kwazulu-Natal Bee Farmers Association website. Please feel free to browse around, and contact us should you require any information or assistance. New beekeepers or persons interested in Beekeeping in the KZN region are encouraged to join our Association and attend Field Days where all aspects of practical beekeeping can be experienced and […]