Western Cape
Bee Industry Association

 

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Beekeeping falls within the Agricultural activities and is one of the essential service during this time due to the importance of pollination, honey harvesting – as well as the maintenance and feeding of bees. For more info on national updates, please visit: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/. For enquiries on permit options/conditions to carry out beekeeping activities during the Lock Down period, kindly send an email to: [email protected]

 

Supporting ethical, professional & sustainable beekeeping

The Western Cape Bee Industry Association (WCBA) is a provincial beekeeping body that supports and promotes all aspects pertaining to professional beekeeping within the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

The association engages in, and collaborates with, all partners and relevant stakeholders in activities that advance relevant research, sound beekeeping initiatives and projects, beekeeper training, skills development and support.  As the official representative body for beekeepers of the Western Cape, the association adheres to the implementation of all national legislation, policy, protocols and action plans on beekeeping in the country to ensure sustainable beekeeping practices as well as a healthy-viable honey bee population.

Our Mission & Objectives

The WKBV’s objectives are:

  • To Promote all aspects of the Industry;
  • To Protect the Capensis honey-bee;
  • To Represent its Members collectively;
  • To Implement the applicable financial, administrative and communication systems to achieve the abovementioned objectives.

Membership of the WKBV gives you access to symposiums, training and specialist advice, as well as connecting you with a network of local bee industry professionals.  Members are also eligible to list their bee industry services on the WKBV website.

Membership costs just R370 per year.

Benefits of Membership

Bee Industry Services

Our members offer a wide variety of bee industry related  services including:

  • Pollination services
  • Bee removals
  • Sale of beekeeping equipment
  • Production of Honey & Bee Products

Keeping our members up to date with the latest research and methods is a fundamental part of our mission.  We hold regular training and field days, as well as participating in industry-wide events such as BeeCon.  Some training and field days are open to the public.

Events, Training & Field Days