WC govt hatches plan to safeguard local bee population

The Western Cape government is working on a plan to protect the bee population in the province.

Bee populations across the world are under threat. In South Africa, more than 50 crops are reliant on insect pollination.

Read: Why humans (and everything else) need bees to survive

Local government has collaborated with bee associations in the Western Cape in order to implement a strategy, explains Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde.

The strategy will look at bee forage, research needs and industry regulations among strategic solutions, Winde says.

Read also: Local bee farming company Native Nosi creating a buzz with raw honey

We need more bees. They are actually saying to even double our population.

Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities at Western Cape

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