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DAFF Beekeeping Registration

DAFF Beekeeping Registration – Do you keep bees in South Africa? If so, did you know that you’re required to register as a beekeeper with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries? Registering with DAFF is a legal requirement, in terms of the Agricultural Pests Act of 1983, (Control Measure R858).
If you keep bees as a hobby, run a honey production business, or offer bee removal services, you’re required to register every year. The registration period runs from 1 January to 31 March.

If you’d like more information, you can contact the DAFF using the details below.

Beekeeping Registration Form

2021 Beekeeping registration, will open on the 01st of January 2021 and close on the 31st of  March 2021.

According to the Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983) – Control Measures R858 of 15 November 2013 relating to Honeybees, any person who keeps, owns, or is in charge of a colony of honey-bees, whether for commercial, hobbyist or as a bee removal service provider is legally required to register annually with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) as a Beekeeper between 1 January and 31 March of each year.

Download the registration form, Control Measures R858 of 15 November 2013 relating to Honeybees and a brochure for South African National Control Measures from the below link;

For more information regarding DAFF beekeeping registration please contact:

Name Contact
Nethanani RTel: 012 309-8739

Email: RofhiwaN@dalrrd.gov.za /

Matsho MTel: 012 309-8763

Email: MavisMat@Dalrrd.gov.za

 

Directorate: Food Import and Export Standards
Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries