Bee removals to training courses

Wheather you need to urgently get a bee removal export or if your just interested in purchasing a super frame - we can assist with both.

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Beehive hanging in tree

Bee Removals

The swarming season in South Africa lasts generally from September through to February. A number of qualified Northerns Beekeepers are available to remove migratory and feral swarms professionally and humanely (where possible).

Note, that in terms of the Agricultural Pests Act any person who keeps bees or deals with bees in any way is required by law to be registered with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, (DAFF). Ensure that the person contracted to remove your feral swarm is a Registered Beekeeper with a DAFF number. A number of Pest Control companies claim to be able to remove bees but generally these colonies are destroyed with gas or fumigants.

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Costs involved

Bee Removal Fees will vary depending on distance, difficulty, consumables used and number of trips required to complete the job. Normally the beekeeper does not repair ceilings, roofs, airbricks etc if it is necessary to remove, break out or cut. Repairs are the responsibility of the client. The following is a general guideline with respect to costs.

Service Fee
Call out and / or assessment fee R180.00
Travel costs per km R3.55
Colony hanging in easily accessible position R750.00
Colony hanging in a difficult or dangerous position R850.00 - R1200.00
Air brick ground level R500.00
Air brick above windows R750.00
Bees in roof or chimney (depending on who repairs what and accessibility) R1000.00 upwards
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Training Courses in Beekeeping

The basics

“Basics in Beekeeping” – an introductory course on beekeeping.Two-day weekend programme and field work.

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2 Day Beekeeping Course

The 2 day course is perfect for any to learn everything from theory and bee equipment to practical work on hives

Beekeeping Equipment & Suppliers

As part of the beekeeping community we have access to various stores and suppliers who sell beekeeping equipment. Contact us to assist with beekeeping suppliers.

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A honey bee is a eusocial flying insect within the genus Apis of the bee clade, all native to Eurasia.

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