The South African Bee Journal

The South African Bee Journal (SABJ) is a quarterly periodical published by SABIO and distributed to all paid up members of SABIO. The official sponsor of the magazine is Douglas Bee Farms and advertisers relevant to the beekeeping industry are welcome to advertise their products and services in the journal.

The SABJ contains a number of articles on both practical beekeeping and scientific issues facing the bee industry both locally and internationally. Articles are written in either English or Afrikaans. Persons wishing to contribute to the Bee Journal should submit their articles or advertorial to The Editor, SABJ, via e-mail to

SABIO MembershipThe NAMC Report

Following a request originating from the beekeeping industry in 2006 to government for an investigation into the bee industry, a Committee under the auspices of the National Agricultural Marketing Council, NAMC, was established in 2007 in terms of section 7 of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.

The purpose of this Committee was to investigate the current structure of the beekeeping industry in South Africa, the constraints and challenges facing the industry and to make recommendations to the NAMC, the Minister of Agriculture and the beekeeping industry bodies regarding the future development of the industry. Its additional purpose was to serve as a platform for further discussions and liaison between the industry and government. The Report was finalised in 2008.