Molefi Ralebenya Technical Beekeeper and Honey

Producing and supplying raw organic honey
2019 SEED South Africa Award Biodiversity Ficksburg, South Africa

Molefi Ralebenya Technical Beekeeper and Honey (PTY) Ltd produces raw organic honey which is sold to the community as well as local shops and hotels. They engage in bee-hive maintenance and honey extraction and awareness raising activities including manufacturing beehives, offering bee tours to tourists and educating youth about the importance of beekeeping and honey production. They also provide fee-based services to maintain, extract and process honey from hobbyist beekeepers' hives.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Molefi Ralebenya Technical Beekeeper and Honey (Pty) Ltd help to educate the community about the importance of bees which has resulted in the community planting bee-friendly plants on their farms. It also offers bee keeping training to youth.


  • Offering bee keeping training to youth
  • Providing raw honey of high value to the community
  • Educating the community about the importance of bees resulting in community actors planting bee-friendly plants on their farms
  • The bees perform pollination services on crops ensuring higher yields due to improved pollination
  • Inciting the community to plant bee-friendly plants on their farms


  • Boosting the local economy in Ficksburg
  • Creating youth and local employment





This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

EarthRise Mountain Lodge is a Ficksburg located lodge which are a client of Molefi. It also supports Molefi with business skill development, networking and bottle label printing.

EarthRise Trust provided the first financial assistance in purchasing hives, bottles, and training.

Polo-Africa Development Trust has supported the business through their programmes which included maths, English and beekeeping lessons.

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