Honey is great, but there’s more!
You might think of beekeeping as being all about honey, but it’s a whole lot more than that. Bees produce honey, sure, but along the way they create several other products that are useful to us humans. Propolis, beeswax and royal jelly are just some of the marketable substances beekeepers can harvest from their hives.
Harvesting Honey | A Guide For Beginner Beekeepers
Ecrotek’s honey harvesting guide for beginner beekeepers – tips for your first honey harvest, including gear, safety and packaging.
Join A Beekeepers’ Club – Help For Beginner Beekeepers
Knowledge, advice, support, resources and mentoring – how joining a beekeeping club can help beginner beekeepers.
More than just a hobby
Many Kiwi beekeepers start out as hobbyists, with one or two hives in a back garden or on a rural property, then make the jump to selling honey and beekeeping full time.
New research, new hope in the fight against AFB
Larvae rotting in their cells, decimated bee population, and – worst of all – having to burn your beehive to the ground. No wonder beekeepers dread American Foulbrood Disease.
Ecrotek | Beekeeping in a Hot Climate
Are you beekeeping in a hot climate? Ecrotek explains how to keep your bees healthy and happy when the temperature rises.
Ecrotek | Growing a Bee-Friendly Garden
Ecrotek’s advice on growing a bee-friendly garden, planning and planting your garden to attract honeybees and Aussie natives.
Ecrotek | Common Newbie Beekeeping Mistakes
Ecrotek shows where newbie keepers often go wrong – and how to avoid some of the most common beekeeping mistakes.
Minding your beeswax
There’s more to beekeeping than honey. Honey is great, but it isn’t the only useful thing you can get from your busy bees. Beeswax, propolis, and royal jelly are just some of the other substances produced by bees – and harvested by beekeepers.