Jacques Barben has been a beekeeper since mid 2012. In an attempt to expand he started selling beekeeping equipment in Cape Town, through a prominent beekeeping supplier. In 2016 Jacques started Barben Bees with his wife-to-be, Janet. As of 2020 Jacques and Janet Barben are aspiring commercial beekeepers and enjoy sharing their experience with other beekeeping enthusiasts. Through the sale of beekeeping equipment in Cape Town they have met a number of beekeepers. They also sell honey, collected from both from their own hives and from their fellow beekeepers. Hoerikwaggo Honey is one of their brands. They sell all the tools and beekeeping equipment you will need including bee hives, smokers, bees wax, beehive frames, contact Barben Bees today to find out what esles they can help you with.

Our Mission:

Jacques and Janet’s mission is to source locally produced honey, some of which is sourced from their own hives, and supply it to their friends and clients. They currently work from their home in Vredehoek, Cape Town and welcome the opportunity to share their knowledge with other aspringing beekeepers. In addition to the honey, they also supply beeswax to anyone who needs it. They offer workshops on beekeeping and mentor beekeeping enthusiasts. These workshops are cater to hobbyiest and commercial beekeepers in the Western Cape/ Cape Town. They manage their hives to keep them strong and healthy, and intend to increase the number of hives they own so that they can help with food security. They will do this by taking the bees in to pollinate orchards. They enjoy having positive conversation around bees, beekeeping, and honey. They are constantly looking at ways to assist in food security.


As of 2022 they have grown a pool of hives they can draw from to offer pollination services. They have pollinated Blue Berries, Almonds, Plums, Apricots, Pears, Apple, Onion, and Carrots to name a few. They work where ever they are need with in the Western Cape.

They now offer honey extraction services for beekpers that need their supers extracted but don't own an extractor. They are working towards owning a honey farm.