Our leadership team has a genuine passion for social development matched by decades of experience in beekeeping.The core team at AHB includes:
Victor MavusoAfrican Honey Bee's senior beekeeper. Victor started beekeeping in 1993. He has worked for many commercial beekeeping companies and has been mentored by beekeepers such as Anton Schehle. He has a passion for helping people, and his friendly, jovial personality is appealing to school children, rural communities and beekeepers alike.
Kobus VisserAHB's operations manager holds a BSc in Construction Management. Kobus has an impressive history of project management, financial management, 'Not for Profit Organization' management and entrepreneurship. He has a particular skill for finding creative, practical solutions in challenging situations.
William MavusoAfrican Honey Bee's logistics manager. Besides driving, organizing stock and managing a large staff force, William has been beekeeping since 2007. He started working for African Honey Bee in 2016 and has been involved in stakeholder relations, data capture and training planning. William is a hands-on guy, who gets things done.
Martin JohannsmeierAHB's senior beekeeping advisor is a renowned beekeeping and bee-plant expert who has published many articles, and edited, authored and contributed to many globally recognised beekeeping publications. In addition to advising AHB, he has edited the AHB manual and provided research on the bee-plants in Bushbuckridge.
Refilwe RamohalaliAfrican Honey Bee's data manager and junior trainer. With a passion for working with school children and rural communities, Refilwe sees self-sufficiency as a key attitude that the people she works with need to develop. Refilwe started working at African Honey bee in 2016 and has contributed to collecting data, measuring poverty and training rural families.
Elize FerreiraElize Ferreira is a third year BEd ECD student at University of Pretoria. Elize illustrated the beautiful AHB Subsistence Manual and is busy developing other training material for the new Schools Programme. She is also managing AHBs social media.
Rudolf KandiwaRudolf Kandiwa is a data scientist with a Bcom Informatics degree and 5 years experience working on socio-economic projects for clients such as HRSC, NRF, The Department of Education, Zenex and so on. Rudolf started working with African Honey Bee on a quazi-volunteer basis in 2017.
Zodwa MakhobaZodwa Makhoba is a 2016 graduate of the African Honey Bee programme in Sokhulu. One could say, she was top of her class, and is now benefiting from honey, veggie and egg sales. We were so impressed with her, that we have asked her to join our team.
Guy StubbsAHB's founder, is a Christian social entrepreneur who has been involved in social development for more than 25 years and has developed specialist expertise in developmental beekeeping. Guy is passionate about biblical-based microfranchising as a solution for alleviating spiritual and physical poverty.