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Hallo! We are a South African bee farm supplying honey, pollination and have a educational farm shoppe. We would like to host volunteers to give us a hand through our daily routines on the farm. Come visit us and become part of our farm experience and see a beautiful part of South Africa!
Thank you for the opportunity and continue reading a bit more, we are looking forward to meet you :)
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
In general the person coming here will become part of our daily routine on the farm and may see places around us while helping with work on mostly remote natural places where bees are kept.(all within a 2 hour drive)
We do have an Indemnity form & Volunteer contract we ask the volunteers to sign. (beneficial for both parties)
Work start from Monday - Wednesday (25 hours) and the rest of the week is off time. Volunteers can use this off time to either stay with us, or go away to stunning places all within 1-3 hours drive (Addo, Wildcoast, Tsitsikamma, Garden Route) etc. We do have excellent travel expertise to guide volunteers to the best places as we have been to most of them many times.
You may also double up your work meaning you work six days in a row Monday - Saturday and then you have 8 days off, to really go to some deeper remote places. We allow volunteers to work a maximum of 4 weeks as we have limited space and also want to give others this truly authentic South African bee farm experience!
Hosting someone will mean for us learning from them and also they learning from us. Character, personality, backgrounds, work ethics, skills, personal beliefs etc. are all valuable things to us that we can all share to better our self and the world. If you have limited understanding of English or can hardly speak it, don't worry we will make you feel welcome and teach you a little more :)
We are a working bee farm and help on some tasks will be greatly appreciated. Working with the bees would be the highlight of your visit, although depending on the season and some rare cases this may not not be possible.
We go through the seasons and every month has got it's (main things) to attend to.
You will see everything and help(with some) of the things we do on our farm, like; working with bees, honey, help with educational activities and some general farm things like; vegetables, animals, working/preparing fields, building projects, maintenance projects and too many other interesting things to mention.
This person/s needs to have good work ethics and won't mind getting the hands a little dirty/sticky some days and have no serious bee sting allergies.
Accommodation: Cottage/house. Providing a room, 2 beds and wardrobes. Bathroom has a shower and the rustic shared kitchen is fitted with all the basics.
Food: Nothing fancy we eat very basic South African food. We are not vegans.
We stay about 20km outside of Port Elizabeth which lies on the eastern border of the Garden Route. Amenities: Addo Elephant park, Port Elizabeth, Jeffreys bay(surfing), Tsitsikamma(forest activities), Plett(whalewatching), Knysna(scenic town), Wildernis(kloofing, kayaking), Wild coast tours and Hogsback town, just to mention a few.
Transport to or from us is very affordable using Uber taxi from Port Elizabeth that will drop you right in front of our farm shoppe.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
25h per week from Monday-Wednesday, then 4 days off
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