Community is key to BUSI’s success. That is why BUSI is proud to be one of the leading support networks to local upcoming bee farmers and queen breeders. With our Help the Hive program we support multiple individuals to set up their first hive.

All our products are sourced locally from small businesses owners to ensure we strengthen our community.

If you or your business is looking for assistance or sponsorships, please feel free to reach out to us.

To bee or not to bee: South African beekeepers face tough odds

Chinese imports, too few trees, not much government support: it’s hard to get a buzz out of your hive these days

By SarahBelle Selig

You can now buy cannabis drinks, oils and food in South Africa

An influx in the sale of cannabis products in South Africa has caused much confusion among consumers…

By Businesstech

Honey Quality and Products Beekeeping in

South Africa

Raw honey has not been heated, processed or pasteurised and is well suited to new beekeepers.

By Marinda Louw

CBD vs. THC:

What’s the


As the legal use of hemp and other cannabis products grows, consumers are becoming more curious about…

By Kimberly Holland

Help the Hive

Plant a Bee Garden

Plant as many native flowers in your garden as possible, so that bees have a diverse and regular food supply.

They provide great sources of nectar and pollen (both food for the bees and butterflies).

Buy local honey

Support local beekeepers who practice sustainability, so that you know where your honey is coming from.

This way you’re helping to support a farming industry that protects the bee populations.

Avoid using pesticides

Harmful chemicals causes declines in the bee populations and can make it into the honey you buy.

Try using organic solutions and buy organic honey to make sure that bees are pollinating in pesticide free areas.

You don’t have to be British to say “Long live the Queen”. Support local queen breeders & bee keepers with a small donation.