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Claymyth Pty Ltd trading as Burnett Beekeeping Supplies

Capability Information

Main business activities and industries served

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies specialises in manufacturing beekeeping products for apiarists Australia-wide. We pride ourselves on offering high quality beekeeping equipment to keep beekeepers and bees, happy and loving their beehives.

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies are the only Australian supplier that manufacturers both timber and wax outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area. We are also the only rural based manufacturer of timber and wax beekeeping products. Our framing plant is the most streamlined in Queensland, allowing Burnett Beekeeping Supplies to be able to manufacturer frames on demand.

The key staff members of Burnett Beekeeping Supplies have acquired over 15 years’ experience working in the timber industry combined with 8 years in the beekeeping industry at manufacturing level. As a result, key staff members have acquired extensive product knowledge and are always looking for new and improved ways for our customers to use our products. We openly share our knowledge and experience with our customers and offer them advice and suggestions on how to make the most of their beekeeping supplies.

The company’s focus on quality product and service supports our mission not only to provide the best quality beekeeping products on the market, but also to offer the best backing and support to our customers and encourage them to achieve more streamlined and timesaving processes, making their beekeeping life much easier.

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies provides an extensive range of products including:

  • Quality Hoop Pine Boxes
  • Frames
  • Clearer Boards
  • Lid Rims
  • Risers
  • Foundations
  • Honey storage containers
  • Small hive beetle range

We have one of the largest ranges of box sizes and frames to suit all beekeeping needs along with a complete range of native beekeeping supplies.

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies are the only Australian manufacturer of the original TK Beetle frame that is designed to successfully trap the small hive beetle in an environmentally friendly manner, without poisons.

We are very passionate about what we do and we maintain very open, honest and comfortable relationships with our customers. Our customers not only have access to over fifteen years of Australian hardwood timber manufacturing expertise but our quality control is widely recognised as being second to none.

Customers are regularly given the opportunity to attend our Open Days so that they can physically see how their products are manufactured, gain direct access to our wealth of experience and also share their own experience and knowledge with us and other members of the beekeeping community.

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies are located just outside of Kingaroy, in the heart of the beautiful South Burnett but are currently servicing Australia wide and expanding into international markets.



Our manufacturing facility is situated ten minutes from Kingaroy on 100 acres of bush land. The manufacturing plant itself covers two acres and includes a timber manufacturing facility with a separate wax manufacturing facility. It also includes eight storage areas for completed products.

The manufacturing facility contains two fully functional offices with two computers, printer, fax and complete Microsoft office suite of software and MYOB accounting software.

The facility site houses three, 5000 gallon tanks to provide all water requirements for the facility including toilets and wash plant. A vehicle and two forklifts allow us to run local deliveries and onsite loading of equipment onto transport.


  • Wax melting pot and ribbon machine
  • Wax cleaning boiler
  • Custom made wax foundation printing machine
  • Two top bar custom-made machines and one end bar customer made machine.
  • Three docking saws, three spindle moulders, three planers, three saw benches, Two drill presses, One handle maker, two strapping and packing machines, palette wrapper, eight sawdust extractors.
  • Two sawdust bulk bag units.
  • Multi-blade saw for a variety of manufacturing needs.
  • Back up generator – 15 KVA to ensure continuity of service.

Staffing, skills and training, networks, approach

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies is a truly Australian business, founded and owned by husband and wife team, David and Gaye Horton, Burnett Beekeeping Supplies is a family affair. Working alongside David and Gaye is nephew Bruce and wife Sonya whose contribution to the success of Burnett Beekeeping Supplies goes well beyond that of employees.

All have a lifetime connection to rural Australia having all been raised on farms and living in rural communities. This connection to the land has resurrected some long forgotten values and brought them to the business: honesty, integrity and a striving ambition for excellence.

David has more than fifteen years of experience in the timber industry through owning and operating a portable sawmill, working throughout the Southeast and Central Queensland. David first became attracted to the bee industry approximately eight years ago whilst working with a local beekeeper. This experience, combined with David and Gaye’s passion for all things Australian, motivated the pair to invest and participate in the Australian Bee Industry.

This decision instigated the foundation of Burnett Beekeeping Supplies.

The Future

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies are optimistic about the Bee Industry in Australia and believe it has a bright future.  With this in mind, David and Gaye have invested in a wax processing plant adding a new dimension to the top range of products and services they already offered.

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies are active members of the Queensland Beekeepers Association: Wide Bay Burnett Division and Growing the Burnett. We further show our support with continued sponsorship of the South Burnett National Show Society Kingaroy and the South Burnett Feather Club.

Our membership with Transforming Small Business, a local Business Consultancy, concretes our commitment to continuous improvement. We have on hand access to specialist advice and hands-on support in the areas of business operations, strategic direction, marketing and promotion and the streamlining of systems and processes around accounts, IT, record security, communications, database management and much more.

Track Record

Major clients

Quality Beekeeping Supplies and South Australian Beekeeping Supplies have been our two major clients for around six years. Our relationship with them continues to strengthen and we are confident that they will stay on as major clients into the future.

Some of our other notable clients include:

  • Timber Beekeeping products
  • Bob’s Beekeeping Supplies (4 years)
  • Valley Industries (3 months)

Management Systems

Workplace Health and Safety

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies have a Workplace Health and Safety policy and management system that aligns with the AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard.

Quality System

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies have a Quality policy and procedures in place to maintain a high standard of service and product, which aligns with the AS/NZS ISO 9001:2001 Quality Management Systems standard.

Environmental Management System

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies have an Environmental policy that minimises impacts on the environment. The products have been designed to reduce energy usage and aims to assist clients to reduce waste and reduce carbon footprint.

Risk Management System

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies have a Risk Management strategy that ensures delivery for all contracted services and products. The company is financially strong and has comprehensive risk management strategies in place, covering all business operations.


Burnett Beekeeping Supplies carry the following insurances:

  • WorkCover
  • Public Liability
  • Product Liability