PRIVACY POLICY

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T & C
GLOSSARY
FARMER ASSIST SERVICES
POLLINATION (emergency)

Pollination circle of 500 km around Port Elizabeth in any direction up to the Capensis boundary. We work directly with growers, no sub-contracting. Minimum 48 colonies.

 

Emergency prices are higher

  • this is a call and we deliver service (24-72 hrs for 48 unit loads)

  • bees are taken out of a production cycle

  • normal pollination fees wont substitute production loss + costs

  • bees are over worked and out of production for the rest of the season, diseases / colony deaths more prone also.

  • our normal work stops to help you.

 

TO CONTACT US FOR THIS SERVICE:

  1. Fill in the form below with your pollination needs and submit. Colo​nies needed? duration? location? 

  2. Then call our office to inform us that you just submitted the form. Our staff will handle your request swiftly! (office hours)  Saturday emergencies 8am - 12pm

BEE REMOVALS
SWARMING CONTROL

When it comes to bee problems & removals we offer 2 services:

  1. We offer removals to our land owners were we have apiary sites free of charge (only in our off season)

  2. We also offer removals to any other person up a 200km radius around Port Elizabeth through a respected third party bee removal specialists. 

Fill in the form below if you have some annual bee problems. We will do our best with our knowledge to help you or refer you to someone else to professionally assist with your query!

We also offer a Swarming Control service to all our land owners / farmers where we have apiary sites (bee hives). 

  • Catch hives are appropriately placed on scheduled trips.

  • They are taken down at night on scheduled removal trips.

These small swarms are relocated to grow for future use to pollinate crops or indigenous vegetation.

HOSTING US

We are always in need of new places to put hives due to theft, vandalism, drought, lack of food sources and slow expansion.

Landowners are generously "paid" in sweet honey regardless of whether there is a seasonal harvest from the hives or not and also have other benefits.

Our procedures:

  • We will come inspect your land if it is suitable.

  • Apiary sites are well selected and will not disturb farming or other activities. (we will rather not place hives if we think it might be in the way)

  • We need a small space with all year vehicle access next to hives, truck access is more preferable.

  • Sites are kept tidy at all times, only the hives and stands will be visible.

Fill in the form below if you think you have a place for our hives, we work mostly in a 200 km radius around Port Elizabeth. Commercial beekeeping (bees as income source) would simply not be viable without these agreements. Thank you!

We also act as an extra eye for land owners. Some of the following is frequently reported:

  • Suspicious activity

  • Open gates

  • Snares

  • Damaged fences

  • Sick animals / Crop alerts

  • Water leaks

We make use of specialized satellite cameras to capture movements around hives and other areas. This provides great info for both beekeeper and farmer / land owner to sometimes take preventative measures before serious theft occurs. Mostly locals are involved in these activities, it is good to know what is going on around you. Lets rather be prepared than surprised!

TIRED OF SLACK / SLAPGAT SERVICE FROM BEEKEEPERS AND THE INDUSTRY ?

Well then try us! With integrity we aim to build lasting relationships!

EMAIL US BELOW DIRECTLY + CALL 079 868 9062

Farm Office, Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm (Saturday emergencies 8am - 12pm)