THE BEE TREE

Environmental conservation and the purpose of a tiny insect, the bee, is of inestimable value within the preservation of a healthy and profitable agri/eco system. The BEE TREE project builds top-notch beehives. These boxes are sold to promote beekeeping. Beekeeper training, how to operate, care for and profitably convert the beehives into a sustainable income is also offered.

ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT

A World without BEES threatens the existence of life on EARTH.

Bee numbers have drastically been DECLINING due to:

  • Climate change

  • Loss of habitat

  • Toxic pesticides

RURAL COMMUNITY PLIGHT

Economic repression is rife in South Africa, especially in rural areas.

People have a sense of hopelessness because of:

  • Unemployment

  • Housing need

  • Zero economic prospects

PROPOSAL

  • Establish small enterprises
  • Supply equipment
  • Build beehives
  • Train beneficiaries
  • Manage progress
  • Guarantee uptake
  • Restore dignity
  • SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Increase Bee population
  • PLANT BEE TREES

FUNDING

Beekeeping Income potential

Scenario

Number of Hives

Production (kg) per hive / month

Ave harvest      every 3 months

Income              R60 / kg

Month 4 – 6

Month 7 – 9

Month 10 – 12

Summary

1

10

3

90

R5 400,00

R5 400,00

R5 400,00

R5 400,00

R21 600,00

2

100

3

900

R54 000,00

R54 000,00

R54 000,00

R54 000,00

R216 000,00

3

200

3

1800

R108 000,00

R108 000,00

R108 000,00

R108 000,00

R432 000,00

4

500

3

4500

R270 000,00

R270 000,00

R270 000,00

R270 000,00

R1 080 000,00

Bee Tree Plantations

Interesting...

THE WONDER OF BEES

Did you know that one of the first coins in the world had a bee symbol on them?
Did you know that there are live enzymes in honey?
Did you know that in contact with metal spoons, these enzymes die? The best way to eat honey is with a wooden spoon, if you can’t find one, use plastic.
Did you know that honey contains a substance that helps your brain work better?
Did you know that honey is one of the rare foods on earth that alone can sustain human life?
Did you know that bees saved people in Africa from starvation?
One spoon of honey is enough to sustain human life for 24 hours.
Did you know that propolis that bees produce is one of the most powerful natural ANTIBIOTICS?
Did you know that honey has no expiration date?
Did you know that the bodies of the great emperors of the world were buried in golden coffins and then covered with honey to prevent putrefaction?
Did you know that the term “HONEYMOON” comes from the fact that newlyweds consumed honey for fertility after the wedding?
Did you know that a bee lives less than 40 days, visits at least 1000 flowers and produces less than a teaspoon of honey, but for her it is a lifetime.
Thank you, BEES!