To support and deliver benefit to the New Zealand Apiculture industry by creating a positive industry profile, business environment and opportunities for members.
Constitution and Rules
Constitution and Rules
- 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.
Apiculture New Zealand Board
- Paul Martin
- Dennis Crowley
- Barry Foster
- Ricki Leahy
- Russell Marsh
- Stuart Fraser
- Sean Goodwin
- John Hartnell
- Peter Luxton
Here is what we can do for you!
At the 2014 New Zealand Apiculture Conference, industry stakeholders gave clear direction that a new way forward was required for the structure and funding of the industry.
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.
The formation of ApiNZ is a major step forward in unifying the apiculture industry and embracing the many stakeholders who didn’t see a place for themselves in the NBA or BIG.
With over 6,000 beekeepers in NZ, it is hoped that by having one strong industry body would attract a large number of members from among those thousands of beekeepers and industry participants.
Another advantage of having one industry body representing all sectors would provide more opportunity and flexibility around funding and, with improved funding streams, the industry association can do much more to support and promote the industry and to deal effectively with things like disease control and research.