Ivan Brown

Ivan Brown is an agriculture-minded industrial designer with a penchant for the bee.
Ivan Brown
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Having grown up in the small town of Magaliesburg where his mother kept honeybees, Ivan Brown took an interest in the welfare of these important insects. He is passionate about problem solving through industrial design for the benefit of agriculture – more specifically, the business of beekeepers and urban farmers.

Brown spearheaded the Beegin project, a dual research and product design project in which he presented an improved model of a beehive to aid in the survival of bees and by extension, tackle the problem of dwindling pollination. Brown aims to develop technology that is accessible, affordable and sustainable for marginalised agriculture communities.