BeeGreen’s vision is striving to become the heart of the subsistence farming in Durban and restore our indigenous ecosystem one garden at a time. BeeGreen exists as a business with its organic and indigenous products and subsistence farming services whilst simultaneously being the agriculture farming community hub in Durban and even South Africa. Our goals are based upon three important tiers.
- We aim to express one’s identity through the configuration and intricate design of their gardens. The garden is still the aesthetic element of a family’s household and home. It is visually appealing and is about the idea of the urban farmers vision for their own household in terms of colour scheme and visual themes.
- Secondly, our business empowers subsistence farming, helping city farmers supplement their diets from their own gardens and cut down on their monthly grocery bills with organic plants and indigenous alternatives. The BeeGreen team provides the education and design ideas to show the new gardener where to plant their crops, how to maintain and care for them and all other landscaping concerns. The team provides services of assessment, implementation and garden maintenance to help start and continue the agriculture farming project. BeeGreen as a business also supplies a range of organic products to provide other subsistence farming solutions that can feed families or be traded amongst our Durban city farmers.
- Finally, we aim to shift the mindset from “garden” to “ecosystem.” The garden is the micro-ecosystem wherein a wide diversity of fauna, such as birds and bees, can find sanctuary within the Durban macro-ecosystem and even the greater ecosystem of South Africa. We provide a wide range of indigenous and organic plants to suit our Durban climate that cater to the local wildlife and feed them. Our green subsistence farming community extends not only to city farmers, but BeeGreen also caters to the greater Durban animal kingdom with its products such as bird feeders, aquaponics systems, beehives and organic worm farms.
Apart from the information available here, you can also contact us. We offer sustainable gardening services such as assessment, implementation and maintenance to ensure you have an organic and sustainable micro-ecosystem. Have a look around the site, take in the information and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.
“As our name implies, we recognize honey bee conservation as a crucial component of any ecosystem. They are chief pollinators and as a result, our crop harvest yield is extremely reliant upon bee conservation. Honey is also an important contribution from these workers and has many benefits including being a natural energy source, increasing memory, overcoming allergies, soothing coughs, aiding in wound and burn healing, contributing to peaceful sleep as well as even treating dandruff.
We outsource the services of beehive removals to a trusted team who ensures that bee conservation is prioritized and the bees are moved to an ecosystem where they will not be a danger to people and vice versa. We also outsource services to the same team who install beehives for those who have the gardens suitable for bee conservation as well as the space. The team will supply and install your hive, attract a swarm to home within it, and do all your honey extraction for a small fee. There can be up to 3 extractions a year per hive so the results of this vision are profitable to both the family and the sustainable garden which is pollinated well due to the influx of bees in the organic garden.
The state of the ecosystem often uses the bee wellness as an indicator. In South Africa, we are lucky enough to have two species of bee, namely Apis Mellifera Scutellata (the African bee) and Apis Mellifera Capensis (Cape bee). Both are well known for their defensive behavior when they or their hive are threatened.
Unfortunately due mainly to pollution and human negligence the size of the bee population has been severely depleted over recent years. One such phenomenon, Colony Collapse Disorder has being growing exponentially. This is where hives are abandoned and entire colonies found dead some way away. Suspected reasons for such behavior range from climate changes due to global warming, harmful pesticides and insecticides, mite infestations and diseases. The promotion of mass monoculture agriculture farming has also caused a decrease in these numbers. Thus it is our vision to bring about a propagation of a diverse range of different organic and indigenous plants into our ecosystem.
This decrease in bee numbers is especially concerning in South Africa, which has an economy based heavily on agriculture farming. This has led to the aim of BeeGreen shifting towards a promotion of our macro-ecosystem and a restoration of a healthy bee population through bee conservation principles in each organic garden we influence. Our team aim to constantly provide a diversity of flora in every Durban and, eventually, South African organic garden to maximise the opportunities and sanctuaries for pollinators and other Durban wildlife.
It is from this bee conservation problem that the solution, business and subsistence farming community known as BeeGreen came to be founded with its unique agriculture farming vision, goals and aim. Our team caters to urban farmers, ecosystem and subsistence farming needs through the organic and indigenous services and products we supply within the Durban agriculture farming community. We aim to be the pinnacle of subsistence farming in South Africa stemming from Durban. Growing from a tiny seed, the BeeGreen team and business goal is to blossom into a towering agriculture farming community that answers our environmental issues in this day and age. Our organic farming community shares knowledge on subsistence farming techniques, bartering their organic produce, joining in agriculture farming events such as organic farmer’s markets, selling produce through Spar and wine making festivals eventually.
We also come together as a team and agriculture farming community in BeeGreen outreach projects where we go to rural orphanages to start sustainable organic gardens whilst educating the children on how to form subsistence farming practises and habits. Join our agriculture farming community today and help water our tiny seed into the tree that is our vision of a greener Durban and South Africa in general. Play your part: Pioneer Sustainability! ”