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About 2018-03-15T09:29:50+00:00

OUR ORGANISATION

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is the peak industry body for apiculture in New Zealand representing all sectors of the industry. We 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.

ApiNZ 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 and industry related supply companies.

OUR INDUSTRY

New Zealand’s apiculture industry is a $5 billion industry. Its value 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, with 7836 registered beekeepers in New Zealand.

OUR HISTORY

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 STRATEGY
Backing the Apiculture Industry

The New Zealand honey and beekeeping industry is a vibrant and growing contributor to New Zealand’s economy, nationally respected; internationally recognised.

A trusted and united body creating value and opportunity for our members.

  • To secure and strengthen ApiNZ as the peak body for the Apiculture industry
  • To strengthen the trust and confidence of markets in the industry’s product and practices
  • To protect the intrinsic value of industry assets
APINZ STRATEGY

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 the Code of Conduct here.

CONSTITUTION AND RULES

HERE IS WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

We work directly for Apiculture New Zealand members, creating value and opportunity for them.We make sure our members have what they need to do business better, supporting a vibrant and sustainable industry that is nationally respected and internationally recognised. We aim to do that by:

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