African Honey Bee

selected stills of a photo series for the Government of Flanders in Southern Africa

Creating Jobs with local resources

The social enterprise African Honey Bee (AHB) sustains and empowers more than 50 micro beekeeping businesses in South African rural communities.

AHB is supported by the General Representation of the Government of Flanders in Southern Africa, through its partners SEED and IDC.

Empowerment through knowledge

There is a critical need for skills, employment opportunities and small enterprise development in the poorest rural areas of southern Africa. At the same time there is a shortage of honey bee products that comply with organic, environmental and 'fair trade' standards.


Through AHB, local producers participate in natural and fair trade honey markets.

AHB products are sold at local retailers and exported to Europe.

Family owned micro beekeeping businesses empower local communities.

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