Our founder and resident beekeeper is Alexander Howitt. Born and bred in New Zealand, Alexander has been beekeeping with European Honeybees for eight years both personally and commercially with large and small outfits. OneTwenty Apiculture applies the science and experience of commercial beekeeping balanced with an ecological consciousness.
Alexander has trained and worked alongside the best and continues to grow his breadth of experience by travelling globally and continued professional development. He holds a Telford Certificate in Apiculture Knowledge, is a member of the Portland Urban Beekeepers Society and is pursuing a master beekeeper qualification through OSU (Oregon State University).
A lot of people ask us what our name means. The Hexagon is the strength and foundation within which bees store and protect their glorious liquid gold. Every hexagon in a hive's honeycomb is perfectly constructed with six corners, each with an internal angle of 120 degrees. So there you have it! - The inspiration for our name. OneTwenty is the start of something very beautiful.