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Welcome to BEEGIN
Beegin began as an industrial design university research project in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016. The goal was to find a solution to the problems faced by beekeepers - such as the loss of beehives due to theft, vandalism, fires, honey-badgers, weathering, etc. The outcome was a lightweight concrete beehive (a durable, low-cost alternative to wood) and the moulding tools for making them. Based on the standardised Langstroth system, these hives protect beekeepers, and bees, from hive losses, so that money can be spent on increasing the apiary size, not maintaining it. The moulds also offer a revolutionary new way for people to make their own beehives at home, building up their apiaries and even selling hives to their local community. With these as a foundation the Beegin business was formed with the aim of providing this, and other, technology to the beekeeping industry, working towards a bright future with bees.
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Beegin is constantly colecting data, uncovering new issues, developing solutions, improving our products and designing new technology. If you would like to find out more about our research, check out the following summarised articles, and please forward any insights, ideas or queries that you may have.