About Our Company

Meant to Bee™ is a Johannesburg based for-profit honey processing and retailing enterprise that prides itself in providing unadulterated superior honey for both consumption and for use in health and beauty products.

Our reason to be is centred around our specific focus of investing in SME beekeepers from disadvantaged backgrounds and partnering with them to develop strong and sustainable enterprises, increase employment opportunities for communities from underprivileged areas, and increase SME beekeepers production capabilities.

Ultimately, this also allows us to provide a stable supply of ethically sourced honey to our customers and consumers.

Our motivation to focus on working exclusively with SME beekeepers stems from our understanding of the tremendous challenges facing small-holder honey producers in South Africa, as well as our realisation that there are tremendous opportunities that need to be tapped into to sufficiently contribute towards job creation in the industry, community and rural development, and the upliftment of women and the youth.

Bees play a critical role in South Africa’s agriculture sector and the broader economy. The shortage of beekeepers in the country means there is much scope for new beekeepers in the industry to provide pollination services to South African farmers.

Meant To Bee wishes to be at the helm of this agricultural revolution and thereby contribute towards South Africa’s economic growth and prosperity.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become a locally and internationally recognised honey brand that boasts an innovative business model that is propelled by new harvesting technology and innovative business strategies.

As a social enterprise we are committed to contributing concomitantly to the upliftment of SME beekeepers and thereby creating a better life for millions of people across the country, region, continent, and globally.

We are further stoked about creating a premium brand of honey that will see the establishment of 40 000 beehives in Southern Africa, the empowering of 12 000 people as beekeepers, and changing in excess of one million people’s lives over the next few years.

Our Mission

Meant To Bee™ seeks to produce premium honey and honey products in collaboration with SME beekeepers to allow them to develop strong sustainable business enterprises thus creating employment opportunities, generating income, and uplifting rural communities.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Empowerment
  • Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Efficiency
  • Upliftment
  • Sustainability
  • Social responsibility