Beekeeping for a better life

African Honey Bee empowering rural families to protect biodiversity and transform communities


Beekeeping for a better life

African Honey Bee empowering rural families to protect biodiversity and transform communities

Food Production

Income Generation

Social Cohesion

Rural families are often impoverished and face difficult circumstances:


African Honey Bee is a holistic training programme to improve lives and bring hope in impoverished rural areas

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Asset-based community development

We train families in using their God given gifts and resources they already have to make their own beekeeping equipment, such as hives and protective clothing.

Empowerment to fight poverty

We teach families how to grow their own food and encourage them to form self-help savings groups to support each other financially, strengthening the community as a whole.


The foundation of Christian Faith

Our goal is to equip families with the transformative knowledge of Jesus Christ and the hope that comes from the Gospel. This worldview has the power to bring about transformation and fosters strong and supportive communities rooted in agape love.

Make a difference
and help fight poverty

How the training works:


Honeybee Guardians

We hold open-invitation workshops in communities to show how to use locally available and recycled materials to make beekeeping equipment. Committed families are rewarded with a flatpack and training to build their own hive and become Honeybee Guardians


Self-help Savings Groups

Beekeeping families receive training on nutrition and food production for sustenance and income generation. They support each other within self-help savings groups with an average of 20 members per group who meet on a regular basis.


Community Transformation Leaders

We support natural leaders that emerge out of the self-help savings groups with further training in transformational leadership. According to Christian principles they become servant leaders, based on the model Jesus gave us. They start self-help savings groups and train new honeybee guardians.

Bring hope to rural families!
Partner with us in three impactful ways:

Once-off or recurring donations of your choice

Your once-off or recurring gifts and donations of your choice will help a beekeeping family establish and run their food production in a sustainable way. View your once-off or recurring donations as an investment that will result in a social, environmental, and economic return for rural areas of South Africa.

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Programme

New or existing MySchool and Woolworths cardholders can sign up and add The African Beekeeper Trust as beneficiary. A percentage of your retail spend will be donated to the beneficiary of your choice when you swipe, without it costing you a cent.

Corporate Social Investment or equity partnership

Khanyisani is a Level 1 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), not-for-profit trust. We are a NPO (a not-for-profit organisation) and a PBO (public benefit organisation) registered in South Africa. We are able to issue section 18A certificates for donations.

1700 +
Active trained beekeepers
R 1800000 +
Annual income for families

We can help in your community!

African Honey Bee also offers consulting services to development agencies and communities in different parts of Africa.

Our experienced and qualified team provides community-based, environmentally friendly, and sustainable solutions.

What Honeybee Guardians say

Me, through this project, I have a chance to make my life better, my family's life better and my community's life better. We are so excited to be reading what the word of God is teaching us, 'cause it's God himself talking to us.
Vincent Ngobeni
I want to learn how to stay at home and have my own business using this project. I want to know how to take care of my bees and save money to start my businesses. I want to collaborate with my community to make them better people.
William Setshedi
My name is Thapelo Marakalla and I am learning how to work for myself so that I can start my own businesses producing honey, chickens, and vegetables. I am also pleased to be gaining knowledge about the Bible and how God fills me with hope.
Thapelo Marakalla

Make a difference
and help fight poverty

Get Free Access to African Honey Bee Training Resources

Everything from how to build your own beehive to how to produce your own food. Download your link to gain access to printable resources and instructional videos.