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.
How to get kids involved in beekeeping
Kids and beekeeping may not seem like natural partners. After all, beekeeping involves being patient, methodical and calm...
Common beekeeping mistakes
New beekeepers face a steep learning curve. Beekeeping is part science, part art, and it can take some time to get your head around the process.
Selling your honey
Everyone knows that bees make honey, but beginner beekeepers are often surprised by exactly how much they produce.
Beekeeping in the city
You don’t need a huge property to become a beekeeper. In fact, urban hives are becoming more and more common in New Zealand...
Spring is nearly here, the days are getting longer, and it's time to get ready for increased population and swarming.
Whether you want 1 or 1000 hives, beekeeping can be a hugely rewarding hobby. Beehives take time; they need to be managed carefully...
Tips for a Bee Friendly Garden
When we hear about bees most of us think of honeybees (Apis mellifera) but there are many more bees around us.
There's more than one way to keep bees – a look at alternative beekeeping practices
In New Zealand and elsewhere, there are a number of commercial and hobby beekeepers who use alternative and 'natural' practices and products to maintain their hives. While some people associate these practices with small, hobbyist beekeepers, there are also commercial keepers who use them – it's really a matter of choice.