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 […]