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02 Feb 2018

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.
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Learn, How-To, Getting Started
20 Feb 2020

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.
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Learn, How-To, Getting Started
20 Feb 2020

Join A Beekeepers’ Club – Help For Beginner Beekeepers

Knowledge, advice, support, resources and mentoring – how joining a beekeeping club can help beginner beekeepers.
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How-To, Getting Started
27 Oct 2017

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.
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Industry, Disease, Commercial
03 Nov 2017

​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.
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Learn, How-To, Health, Getting Started
20 Apr 2020

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.
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Learn, How-To, Health, Getting Started
20 Apr 2020

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.
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Learn, How-To, Health, Getting Started, Save the Bees
20 Apr 2020

Ecrotek | Common Newbie Beekeeping Mistakes

Ecrotek shows where newbie keepers often go wrong – and how to avoid some of the most common beekeeping mistakes.
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How-To
28 Mar 2018

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.
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