6123-Apiarists and Sericulturists

Job Title: 

Apiarists and Sericulturists

Job Description: 

Apiarists and sericulturists plan, organize and perform operations to breed, raise and tend insects such as honey bees, silkworms, and other species to produce honey, beeswax, silk and other products for sale or delivery to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets. Farmers not involved in co-operatives are also classified under this unit group.


Arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of stock, produce and supplies and maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

1306 - Zoology/Animal Biology

Specific Occupations: 

612301 - Insect Farmer
Description : Plans, organises and performs farming operations to breed and raise insects.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Insect Farm Foreman, Insect Production Supervisor

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa