Written by Konrad Voges
I have kept bees in the Magaliesberg region for more than thirty years. Now at the age of eighty I maintain one apiary only. It is situated on my son's farm in the foot hills of the Berg - halfway between Kroondal and Buffelspoort.
During all the time in the area I had little problems with theft or vandalism; loosing hives only due to veld fires. Nevertheless, the hives are placed on a platform some 1,5 meters above the ground.
"Poverty has proved to be the most intractable problem facing humankind and research has shown time and again that the impacts of environmental deterioration usually hit hardest at the poorest members of society."
Contour Project Managers CC , appointed to handle the registration of the Biosphere will commence with public participation soon. One of the guiding principles of UNESCO Biospheres is to give priority to "projects aiming at making biosphere reserves fully functional with effective participation of local communities and different sectors of society".