Beekeeping Associations 


SABIO: South African Bee Industry Organisation

Legal status: NPC (Non Profit Company) registration number 2016/038841/08.
Address: PO BOX 15895, SINOVILLE, Pretoria, 0129.
Contact: Dr Adriaan du Toit (Chairman SABIO Board of Directors) email: 
Accountants: Willems & Van der Westhuizen Financial and Business Solutions.
National Government Industry representative body with DAFF as functional Department.
Country member and national representative Apimondia, International Bee Industry Body.


Eastern Highveld Beekeepers’ Association

Chairman: Capie du Toit, East Rand, Gauteng

Cell: 072 368 0476, E-mail:

Knysna Beekeepers Association

Co-ordinator: Owen WIlliams, Knysna Garden route

Tel: 078 724 6425, E-mail:

Kwa-Zulu Natal Bee Farmers Association

Chairman: Mr Roland Moore, Kwa-Zulu Natal

Cell: 083 552 3284, E-mail:

Mpumalanga Beekeeping Interest Group

Co-ordinator: Inge Austin, 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:

Eastern Cape Interest group

Co-ordinator: Sonja Miller, Port Elizabeth, Eastern cape


Southern Cape Bee Industry Association

Contact Person: Hannes Van Zyl, George, Southern Cape

Cell: 082 922 6756, Email:

Southerns Beekeeping Association

Chairman: Len Boucher, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Cell 081 209 5384, E-mail: or

Western Cape Bee Industry Association

Chairman: Brendan Ashley-Cooper, Cape Town, Western Cape


Editorial Board SABJ

Robin Crewe (Editor), Christian Perk


Mpuma Koloni Bee Association

Secretary: Sisiphiwo Dingana, Mthatha, Eastern Cape

Cell: 078 145 8402. Email: or

Associations arrange Field Days for Members to gain more experience in beekeeping – working on a Top-bar hive.

Members 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!!
Hive maintenance done by a young beekeeper.