The Ecroyd family has been involved in the supply of beekeeping equipment and honey products since Stuart’s grandfather started making comb foundation in 1913. Stuart’s father, Kevin Ecroyd took over the company from his father in 1958, and was involved until 1987 when Stuart took over part of the company.
Beetek, a specialist manufacturer of plastic hive wear, was founded in the early 2000's by Ray Duncan, and acquired by Dave Wrathall in early 2013. Beetek was the leader in the supply of plastic products into the industry, and operated from South Auckland until the merger.
The merged company, Ecrotek, combines the strengths of both businesses to create the biggest supplier of beekeeping equipment in New Zealand. Ecrotek has warehousing and distribution in both the North and South Islands, and beekeepers are able to purchase products from the retail stores in both locations, and through this website.