“We believe in supplying working, economical, comprehensive solutions to our customers. We believe that biological pest control solutions are better and more sustainable than chemical solutions.”
Rami Friedman – BioBee Integrated Crop Solutions (Pty), Ltd. South Africa
BioBee South Africa was established in order to assist South African farmers in growing quality fruits, vegetables and flowers that are free of chemical residues. BioBee is one of the leading international companies in the field of biologically based Integrated Pest Management, Natural Pollination, and Medfly Control. The company products are sold worldwide, in over 50 countries, through subsidiaries and numerous agents and distributors.
BioBee has been leading the way in the biological revolution, researching Mother Nature’s very own solutions to pests and disease. We believe that biological pest control, or using living organisms to reduce populations of noxious plants and pests, may be our best answer to growing enough safe and healthy fruits and vegetables.
The offices of BioBee South Africa were opened for commercial activity at the end of several years of extensive field trials for the control of Mealybugs in citrus and grape farms in the Western and Eastern Cape. The trials were conducted in conjunction with the Citrus Research International (CRI) and BioBee’s local distributor at the time. A critical result of these trials was the discovery that the parasitic wasp Anagyrus pseudococci (BioAnagyrus) is highly valuable as a mealybug control agent in South Africa, reducing infestation levels of both the citrus mealybug (Planococcus citri) and vine mealybug (Planococcus ficus). It also increases the percentage of marketable yields of both citrus fruits and grapes. BioAnagyrus is one of several components of the comprehensive IPM solution that BioBee offers South African growers.
BioBee South Africa is currently active providing IPM solutions to farms in the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, Limpopo Gautang, Marble Hall, and other areas of South Africa.
The 9th Citrus Research Symposium will be held at Drakensberg from Sunday, 21 August 2016 to Thursday, 25 August 2016. The symposium will give feedback on citrus research conducted for the southern African citrus industry during the previous two years. Come and meet us there!