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Queen bee with royal court!

We took this photo of the queen bee in the honeybee colony we manage in our apiary late last year surrounded by her royal court. This is an encounter that we try to introduce new beginner beekeepers to on our bee course near Midrand. Check bee courses out Now!

Bee WARE Supplies Bee tools, Equipment & Bee Info !

Passionate about keeping bees and making honey we have worked hard to bring beekeeping to the forefront of crop farmers, government and various entities for rural development. Get Bee Ware Price list now by signing up to our articles. Visit the SHOP now!

We supply almost everything to do with beekeeping: bee hives, queen excluders, bee smokers, hive tools, bee suits, bee gloves, leather gloves, honey tanks, settling tanks, honey extractors, bee escapes, refractometers and more! Operating since 2004, we mainly deal online with mail orders & NOW a Retail store in Centurion!

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Ripe Raw Honey comb ready to harvest

I visited an apiary late last year to discover this prime ripe raw honey comb with white cappings - the reward that beekeepers love.



Introduction - GPS: S 25.87756 E 028.17355

Welcome to Bee WARE, we supply bee tools, bee info and honey harvesting equipment. Our focus is on promoting beekeeping and skills development for the beekeeping industry in South Africa and Africa in the agricultural business sector.

The promotion and development areas are:

  • Hobby and Professional Beekeepers locally and in neighbouring countries
  • Bee info, bee courses, bee books & bee DVD
  • Retail Space for Customers to Browse Bee tools in store in Centurion
  • Retail products such as beeswax candles, beeswax creams
  • Promoting beekeeping in agri-business sector, private sector
  • Food security and biodiversity through pollination services, keeping bees
  • Supplying quality beekeeping suits, bee equipment and education

We supply beekeeping goods, bee info products and bee course via our online store!

Beekeeping News - May 2018

We've moved to a new hive! Our new premises are only 500m away from the old address.

We're now located at the physical address below:

Eco Boulevard Shopping Centre

Shop #26

270 Witch Hazel Avenue



February 2018

Bee season continues on. We've had some price increases on products. We've also launched our Epic NewBee Webinar series packed with Beekeeping how-to training online.

We're working on a lot of new launches this year so watch this space!

Epic Bee Video Webinars

October 2017

The honey season is on full flow right now. Make the most of it and make sure you are helping the bees to get access to the best available source of nectar and pollen such as oranges, citrus, litchi, sunflower, borage and lavender for example.

New prices for wooden equipment such as bee hives, brood and super chambers, catch boxes and frames all have to increase in prices.

May 12

The season is coming up for the next honey flow. Make preparations for Spring time in August already.

The bees take 28 days before they are ready from the time a flow takes place... So, in order to prepare the colony to take full advantage of the honey flow from Spring it is a good idea to start feeding the bees in August. By the time the full honey flow of spring starts in September the hive would have 1500-2000 newbees emerging daily.

Get sites lined up... Feed your bees with entrance feeders now to help them survive during the winter which is R20 per white entrance feeder that takes 500ml - 1L bottles.


6 January 2017

The New Year is upon us! Happy bee YEAR!

May your year bee blessed in abundance of honey and bees and health!

27 Sept 2016

The month of Spring is here. Bees are everywhere and are swarming and trekking delux!

We offer bee courses monthly in Midrand and have all of the honey processing equipment you need to extract honey, store honey and processing equipment.

We have bee hives and bee suits and hive tools, and bee smokers for sale!

Cell number to contact us is 081 426 4333 as we have had ongoing issues with Neotel landlines.


25 August 2016

Now is bee season! The bees are coming out in droves and trekking across the country looking for high sources of nectar and pollen and relocating into catch boxes, bee hives, pool pumps, water meters and all sorts of other types of places bees like to move into.

With our Swarm Lure it is highly likely that you could purchase a catch box and place it on a roof top/above 1.5m and set it with swarm lure, that a trekking bee colony would have its scout bees find it and report back before the honeybee colony moved in.

We run beekeeping courses monthly and sell all of the bee tools and beekeeping equipment needed to start beekeeping!

5 May 2016

The summer harvest is over and yet there are still places across South Africa that have some nectar flows. Mangoes, Apricots and Mulberries and Honey thorn, sunflower and kalahari vernonia are some.

We also added new beekeeping equipment and bee tools to our retail store. These include double wall stainless steel tanks with heating elements and thermostats. We have increased our queen making tools as well as bee feeding range: we have both internal feeder frames and entrance feeders for bottles.

We continue to push the limits with beekeeping tools and bee equipment for our industry in South Africa to bring the best there is available to enable our beekeepers to build their business and their passion into strong sustainable entities and vehicles for food security and financial investment.

Go Beekeeping!

Directions - GPS: S 25.87756 E 028.17355

1st January 2016

We kick start a new year with gusto as we look to harness the recent rains and the harvest it will bring of honey from our colonies. Without the rain bees and farmers and plants across the country have suffered terribly!

19th October 2015

We got new stock of honey extractors, honey settling tanks and hive tools! We have kicked off the season with a BUZZZ!

Beekeeping is in full swing now and bees are buzzing and flowers are humming providing pollen and nectar to bees across the southern hemisphere. Be sure to take advantage of the flow of nectar form crops, trees, flowers and vegetables! The citrus, mangos, macadamia, sunflower, blue gums and lemons are all favourites - not to mention litchis!

28th August 2015

Bee courses available monthly going forward usually either the first weekend of last weekend of the month. Please confirm by calling the shop or emailing us!

The Bee Season is in full swing now. Aloes are over but spring is in the air! Most crops begin to or have started flower now and that means honey flow! Catch boxes should also be out to atttract trekking swarms!

5th August 2015 - South African Bee Season kicks off!

The new bee season kicks off in August as the Aloes start to bloom creating a mega harvest of pollen and nectar for bees that are coming through the dearth period of winter! It's been cold and bees arent able to fly properly once the temperature goes below 13 degrees celsius. As the days warm up and or they are able to leave the hive they seek out nectar not yet evapourated and the aloe davyana is perfect for this. Whole-day access to nectar!

The honeybees do get very aggressive however on the overdose of high quality pollen and nectar at the aloe fields so take precautions when placing bee hives as well as when you work with them. Wear additional head protection in the form of golf caps or hats.

Bees will target your forehead and shoulders during the aloe season.

8th May 2015 - We now stock American Foulbrood testing kits!

South Africa has not succeeded in preventing the spread of AFB or American Foulbrood which is a spore that eventually will kill off the brood of the bee hive. It is virtually indestructible and only fire will bring an end to any infested bee hive or colony.

The challenge is that the AFM spore travels in the honey and with the bee. If any contaminated honey is left outdoors or transferred into a clean honey bee colony by a foraging worker that colony will also fall prey to the spore over time.

We have now introduced a field testing kit for AFB which is available to South African beekeepers and surrounding countries as well. The main areas of concern are the Western Cape. There is much concern over the levels of effected bee colonies and apiaries and therefore an AFB diagnostic testing kit could be very helpful to confirm the diagnosis.

We are the only licenced suppliers of the product in South Africa.

We prepare to Kick off January 2015!

We wish everyone a fantastic fabulous new year! We have new stock of honey extractors and frame spacers, bee smokers, metal queen excluders and honey settling tanks!

6th OCTOBER 2014

It's our MONTH to prepare for the HONEY HARVEST! Make sure you get your orders in for bee hives and trap boxes and wax sheets now so you can be ready for coming nectar flow and swarming season!

Honey Extractors are now available on pre-order only! We do have only 3 x 6-frame extractors left in stock!

We have MOVED to our new home in Eco Square Centre, next to Eco Boulevard shopping centre, in Centurion. Our new address is 298 Witch Hazel Avenue, Eco Square, Unit # 20 [top right corner] in Eco Park, Centurion just off John Vorster drive.

We have new authorised dealers in Cape Town, East London & Brits/Rustenberg & Zimbabwe.

Very excited to announce that we are now open longer hours and even on Saturdays until noon.

We are OPEN 4th January 2016!

Monday - Friday

THE SHOP IS OPEN 09h00 - 16h00

from Monday to Friday!

Saturdays 09h00 -12h00


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The Blue Book provides amazing full colour pictures and contains over 280pgs of Beekeeping in South Africa knowledge, bee info and pollintation tables.

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