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Commercial Beekeeping in Australia – We talk to Victor Croker – KM084


This week we are talking about Commercial Beekeeping in Australia With Victor Croker from Australia. This is Episode Eighty four of our beekeeping podcast.

This executive producers for this months show are Aaron and Lauren from Jennings Apiaries.

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Welcome To the kiwimana buzz…

Hi, it's Gary and Margaret here, We are beekeepers from the hills of the Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland, New Zealand. Our podcast is about beekeeping, Gardening and bit of politics about environmental issues. We also have been known to go off on tangents about other issues.

Here is what you will discover

  • How Victor and Dave got started.
  • What a Sulky is?
  • What green mallee Honey is like
  • How does his Polystyrene hive deal with the Hot Summer in Australia
  • Why they are going to use only Polystyrene hives in the future
  • How diseased gear are managed is managed in their operation.
  • You can read more about Gamma Radition HERE
  • Imported Honey isn’t helping the Australian beekeeper
  • What is happening with Manuka Honey in Australia

Shout out to Paul Spain who is arranging the first “Asia Pacific Podcast Conference”, are you going along?


Victor along with his business partner David run the Australian HoneyBee company, a small commercial beekeeping operation based in Canberra, Australia. Victor is a third generation beekeeper and David started as a builder and over a bottle of port the Australia Honey Bee company was formed.

Resources mentioned in the show

  1. Camera and Mud video:-
  2. Bunyip Beekeeper’s Facebook page
  3. Australian Honeybee YouTube channel is HERE
  4. They web site is
  5. Like them on facebook HERE
  6. Soloman Parkers Interview with Charles from London can be found HERE
  7. Cliff Van Eaton’s Manuka Book can be purchased HERE
  8. You can email Victor at moc.eebyenohnailartsuanull@rotciv

Some Photos courtesy of Victor and Dave

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Gary Fawcett

Gary enjoys designing new kiwimana products which we sell through our on-line shop.He is passionate about saving the Bees and encouraging urban beekeeping.Gary loves to write about issues that affect the Bees and our environment.He is also into tramping/walking in the beautiful New Zealand bush.
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