• Revolutionary
    South African Beekeeping Equipment
  • Alternative
    Beekeeping Approach
  • Improved
    Durability and Insulation
  • Innovative
    Manufacturing System

More Honey

Durability and insualtion will increase productivity.

Less Money

A low-cost way to make high quality Langstroth beehives.

Do It Yourself

Make concrete beehives for your apiary, or to sell.

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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Introducing the Bee Bunka

Make your own concrete beehives and give your beekeeping business a boost!

Our PRODUCTS

We offer ready-made concrete beehives to our local market and the moulding tools for making beehives can be sent to anywhere in the world. Click on one of the items to see more information and prices

The impenetrable, everlasting Langstroth style beehive.

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Easy-to-use forms for making your own lightweight-concrete beehives.

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Locally designed and made, durable, protective suits for beekeeping.

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Our Mission

Beegin Services

News & Events

GOOD DESIGN AWARDS 2019
  • Winner in the Social Impact Category
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Beegin - Bee Bunka Moulds received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Social Impact category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

    The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship.

    The Good Design Awards Jury spent several days evaluating each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in all areas and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition.

    The Good Design Awards Jury praised Beegin - Bee Bunka Moulds commenting: “ The Jury applauds the iterative user-centered design process utilised in the development of Beegin. Meeting the needs of a diverse group of users, including beekeepers, farmers and marginalized, rural communities. Beegin, successfully provides superior moulds at a price accessible to these communities, importantly working with key organisations to facilitate the business development opportunities with the Beegin beehive system. ”

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Hours Spent on Research & Design

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Mould sets in use by Beegin & our customers

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South Africa, USA, Australia, UK, Ghana, Malta, Kenya, Tanzania, Papua NG, Antigua, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini & Lesotho

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Number of Bee Bunkas produced by Beegin & our customers

Our Research

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.

What material should beehives be made from to support sustainability and growth in the beekeeping industry? Find out how we answered this question. (4MB file)

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