Beekeeping Associations



SABIO: South African Bee Industry Organisation

Chairman: Mike Miles, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Cell: 082 456 4177 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: 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

Co-ordinator: Riekie van den Berg, Pretoria, Gauteng

Cell: 082 972 1889, E-mail:


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: 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!!