Scientifically proven and commercially validated beekeeping techniques.

Practical video based online learning delivered alongside a companion Best Practice Beekeeping book.

Presented by Dr Mark Goodwin, world renowned Apiculture Scientist, and Sarah Cross.



Best Practice Beekeeping is the brainchild of Dr Mark Goodwin, world renowned Apiculture Scientist, and Sarah Cross. What makes Best Practice Beekeeping so valuable is Mark and Sarah’s ability to demonstrate best practice beekeeping methods that are not only based on proven, scientifically backed research, but are also supported by decades of practical experience. 


The Best Practice Beekeeping series is available to view through a simple monthly subscription of $15.95 and a one-off joining fee of $79.95. As part of your subscription you’ll also receive a FREE copy of the companion ‘Best Practice Beekeeping’ book.


Once your subscription is confirmed, you’ll have immediate access to seven videos and will then be sent one seasonally relevant video per week.  New videos are added to your ‘Library’ on the Best Practice Beekeeping website and are able to be viewed and re-watched at any time as long as you have a current subscription.  Learn more on how Best Practice Beekeeping works here.


Improve Yield & Hive Health

Scientifically proven and commercially validated beekeeping techniques that can improve yield and hive health.

Seasonally Targeted

Videos are released and made available prior to key seasonal periods, helping you prepare and effectively manage your beekeeping operations all year round.

Simple and Easy to Follow

Easy to follow, topic-specific videos, delivered regularly to your inbox.

On-Demand Viewing

Review and re-watch previously sent videos at any time through the Best Practice Beekeeping website providing you have a current subscription.

Customised Content

Hobbyist or commercial beekeeper? Choose a subscription plan that best fits your needs.

Staff Training

If you employee beekeepers, Best Practice Beekeeping is a perfect tool to educate and upskill you and your team. 

Dr. Mark Goodwin

Mark has worked as a honey bee scientist for 30 years and has wide experience in commercial beekeeping in New Zealand and worldwide. His interests include honey bee behaviour, colony management, honey bee pests and diseases, crop pollination, and biosecurity. Mark has written the books, ‘Elimination of American Foulbrood without the use of drugs’, ‘Pollination of kiwifruit’, ‘Australian and New Zealand Pollination manual’, and ‘Control of Varroa - A guide for New Zealand Beekeepers’.

Sarah Cross

Sarah has managed a semi-commercial beekeeping business, worked with commercial beekeepers as part of research projects, and was the apiary manager for the Waikato Domestic Beekeepers Association. 

Free Trial


Take a look at 4 of our 70+ seasonally relevant videos for free and see how we can help you become a better beekeeper. Immediate access and no payment details are required.


Hobbyist Beekeepers


For beekeepers who have up to 10 hives, including those new to the industry who have not kept bees before. Much of the content is shared with the Commercial version but the Hobbyist Subscription contains extra information relevant to smaller hive numbers.  For those new to beekeeping we’ve also included instant access to a ‘starter pack’ of 4 videos that cover beekeeping basics.

Commercial Beekeepers


Our commercial subscription skips the basics and covers more advanced topics as well as operational and regulatory content. Best Practice Beekeeping is a perfect tool for you to train and upskill your staff. For multiple subscriptions please contact your Ecrotek Sales Rep or call us on 0800 11 77 66.





Brought to you by Ecrotek

Best Practice Beekeeping is brought to you via Ecrotek, New Zealand’s leading supplier and innovator of beekeeping supplies.





Best Practice Beekeeping by Ecrotek

15E Kerwyn Ave, East Tamaki, Auckland

0800 11 77 66

Ecrotek and Best Practice Beekeeping are operated in New Zealand, prices shown are in NZD.


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