Beekeeping Associations


SABIO: South African Bee Industry Organisation

Chairman: Mike Miles, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Cell: 082 456 4177 E-mail:

E-mail: /


Eastern Highveld Beekeepers’ Association

Chairman: Capie du Toit, East Rand, Gauteng

Cell: 072 368 0476, E-mail:

Knysna Beekeepers Association

Co-ordinator: Eddie Hart, Knysna, Garden Route

Tel: 044 387 1995, E-mail:

Kwa-Zulu Natal Bee Farmers Association

Co-ordinator: Phil Walker, Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Cell: 084 510 1556, E-mail:

Mpumalanga Beekeeping Interest Group

Co-ordinator: Inge Lotter, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

Cell: 082 821 5011, E-mail:

Northern Cape Bee Group

Co-ordinator: Douglas Bee Farms, Douglas, Northern Cape

Tel: 053 298 1101, E-mail:

Northerns Beekeepers’ Association

Communications: Riekie van den Berg, Pretoria, Gauteng

Cell: 082 972 1889, E-mail:

Port Elizabeth Beekeeping Interest Group

Co-ordinator: Lea-Anne, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape


Southern Cape Bee Industry Association

Co-ordinator: Hannes van Zyl, George, Southern Cape

Cell: 084 582 4380, 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: Tlou Masehela, Cape Town, Western Cape

Tel: 078 285 2553, 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!!