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About 2017-07-13T14:11:02+00:00

OUR ORGANISATION

Apiculture NZ is the peak industry body for apiculture in New Zealand representing all sectors of the industry. Our mission is to support and deliver benefit to the New Zealand apiculture industry by creating a positive industry profile, business environment, and opportunities for members. We advocate on the behalf of members on a range of issues affecting the apiculture industry.

Apiculture NZ was established in April 2016 after the restructure of the National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand (NBA) to better meet the needs of its members and the wider industry.  This restructuring included a rebranding to better reflect its broader membership: NZ Beekeepers, NZ Honey Packers and Exporters, the Bee Products Standards Council and industry related supply companies.

OUR INDUSTRY

New Zealand’s apiculture industry is a $5 billion industry. The value of New Zeland’s industry is not just in honey and bee products – honey bees also play a critical role in pollinating pastoral clover for nitrogen regeneration, specialised small seed crops, berry, stone fruit and pip fruit orchards.

The 2015/16 honey season produced an estimated honey crop of 19,885 tonnes, a record crop for the industry.

The value of New Zealand’s pure honey exports increased by 35 per cent in 2015/16 to $315 million, driven by a lift in export prices.

Total registered hives reached 811,357 in June 2017, and 7836 registered beekeepers in New Zealand.

OUR HISTORY

Subsequently, an interim working group (IWG) comprising nominees from the National Beekeepers Association (NBA), Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group (BIG), the Honey Packers and Exporters Association (HPEA) and the hobbyist sector was convened under the chairmanship of Kim Singleton.

The Industry Unification Project commenced with the goal to achieve a “fully inclusive, fully funded industry group structure that will be a strong platform for future growth and prosperity.”

Apiculture New Zealand, which opened its doors on April 1, 2016, is the peak body which administers the industry, and has governance representation, employing a dedicated management team, to represent the apiculture industry in all matters on a full-time basis.

OUR PEOPLE

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OUR STRATEGIC INTENT
Backing the Apiculture Industry

  • To be acknowledged as the peak industry body representing New Zealand Apiculture.
  • To be recognised and endorsed by all sector participants and stakeholders as a credible and influential industry leader.
  • To create an operating environment that facilitates best outcomes for members and stakeholders, without undue interference in the entrepreneurship and aspirations of individual businesses or other groups of like-minded individuals within sectors or the wider industry.
  • To support and enable growth of the industry such that it becomes a significant contributor to the New Zealand economy.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Code of Conduct for our members sets the standard for how our members and industry should operate in a responsible and sustainable way. It is a voluntary code and that will be continually updated and adapted to meet industry needs. Download Code of Conduct here.

CONSTITUTION AND RULES

HERE IS WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

We work directly for Apiculture New Zealand members. Through our work, we create opportunities for members, and we sort out problems for members. We make sure members have what they need to do business better. Our goal is to make our industry stronger and more profitable by:

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