Set up for spring
After a long, cold winter spent huddled inside, everyone is looking forward to spring – bees included. For your hives, spring is a time of intense activity. Egg-laying, brood-raising, and nectar-gathering all start to ramp up after being almost non-existent in winter.
Old pets, new hives
For the most part, bees, pets and other domestic animals can coexist happily, but there’s always the potential for harm. The larger the property, the easier it is to keep your pets away from your hives. Simply choose a spot with low traffic, away from cages, coops and kennels, and you should be fine.
Future Beekeeping: Innovative Technology
The future of beekeeping is innovative technology. Ecrotek shows how bee-tech saves bees and keep beekeepers and farmers in business.
A bee or not a bee?
If you’re a new beekeeper, or you’re simply interested in the insects that populate your garden, it’s good to be able to differentiate between the honey bees you’re caring for, other harmless species of bee and fly, and potential threats like wasps.
5 Reasons To Start Beekeeping
Want to start beekeeping? Here are five reasons why it’s a great hobby – plus some tips from Ecrotek to help you get going.
Ecrotek | Choosing Bee Hive Frames - Wooden vs Plastic Frames
Ecrotek runs through the pros and cons of plastic or wooden beekeeping gear. Read on and find out more about choosing the right frames and material for your bee hive.
Powerful properties in an unexpected package
The powerful health benefits associated with manuka honey have made it a huge success story for New Zealand exporters. Manuka’s cousin, kanuka, is far less famous – but may be equally beneficial.
Bee Feeding Part 2: How To Feed Bees
There are many options for feeding honey bees. Here are some bee feeder supplies you can use.
Bee Feeding Part 1: When, Why and What To Feed Bees
Wondering whether your bees have enough stores or are they getting enough nutrients? Here are some tips for when, why and what to feed bees.