KZN Beefarmers Events 2020

7 March Queen Rearing and Bee Farming as a Business Venture 25 April Honey Preparation for the Show 9 May Practical Beekeeping 19 May Entries for the Royal Show honey and wax competitions to be dropped off at the Honey Hall. 20 May Honey Judging at the Royal Show followed by an Evening Function to […]

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Disease threatens bee colonies in SA

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 Western Cape […]

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Bee farming – liquid gold, but hard work

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 […]

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