Beekeeping Associations


SABIO: South African Bee Industry Organisation
Chairman: Mike Miles, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Cell: 082 456 4177 E-mail:
Administrator: Amanda le Roux, Douglas, Northern Cape
Tel: 053 298 1101 E-mail:


Eastern Highveld Beekeepers’ Association
Chairman: Peter Clarke, Springs, East Rand, Gauteng
Tel: 011 362 2904, E-mail:

Knysna Bee Group
Co-ordinator: Eddie Hart, Knysna, Garden Route
Tel: 044 387 1995, E-mail:

Kwa-Zulu Natal Bee Farmers Association
Chairman: Craig Campbell, Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal
Cell: 084 774 8692, E-mail:

Mpumalanga Bee Group
Co-ordinator: Fred Bence, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
Cell: 082 608 2008, E-mail:

Northern Cape Bee Group
Co-ordinator: Douglas Bee Farms, Douglas, Northern Cape
Tel: 053 298 1101, E-mail:

Northerns Beekeepers’ Association
Co-ordinator: Riekie van den Berg, Pretoria, Gauteng
Cell: 082 972 1889, E-mail:

Southern Cape Bee Industry Association
Co-ordinator: Herman Venter, George, Southern Cape
Cell: 082 773 8987, E-mail:

Southerns Beekeeping Association
Chairman: Louis Van Zyl, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Cell 072 796 8334, E-mail:

Waterberg Bee Group
Co-ordinator: Bertus van Zyl, Vaalwater, Limpopo
Cell: 073 812 7110, E-mail:

Western Cape Bee Industry Association
Chairman: Danie Vorster, Cape Town, Western Cape
Tel: 072 363 9478, E-mail:


Associations arrange Field Days for Members to gain more experience in beekeeping – working on a Top-bar hive.Associations arrange Field Days for Members to gain more experience in beekeeping – working on a Top-bar hive.

Social Media Contact Groups
The following discussion groups focusing on beekeeping interests in South Africa can be accessed via the following network links:

Bees-SA e-mail discussion group
Moderator: Robert Post, Tel 021 971 1022 E-mail:

Apiculture-SA e-mail discussion group
Co-Ordinator: Dean Lennox, Email:

 membersMembers of the Knysna Beekeepers Association, a small group of local enthusiasts share their knowledge and experience with other caring beekeepers in this small community.  What country beekeeping is all about!!