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10 06, 2022

He Waka Eke Noa outlines recommendations

2022-06-10T11:21:49+12:00June 10th, 2022|ApiNZ, He Waka Eke Noa, News|

This week was a significant milestone for He Waka Eke Noa as it released its recommendation of a farm-level split-gas levy with built-in incentives to reduce emissions and sequester carbon, starting from 2025. This is an alternative to pricing agricultural emissions through the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). “Our recommendations enable sustainable [...]

8 06, 2022

Apiculture conference focuses on sharing knowledge

2022-06-08T09:28:51+12:00June 8th, 2022|ApiNZ, Conference, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand Conference, 30 June and 1 July 2022 Hundreds of beekeepers, and others from the apiculture industry, will gather in Christchurch this month for ApiNZ’s 6th annual conference and trade exhibition. This year’s conference will be held at Te Pae Conference Centre, Christchurch on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July, with [...]

30 05, 2022

Ginger syrup for drinks

2022-05-30T11:05:12+12:00May 30th, 2022|Recipes|

Recipe supplied by Maureen Conquer Ginger syrup for drinks As the healthy benefits of ginger are resurrected, it has become popular again for drinks. Try making this easy cordial.   INGREDIENTS 75g fresh root ginger 300ml water 250g kāmahi honey Thinly slice the ginger. Boil water and ginger together for three minutes. [...]

17 05, 2022

Bee Engaged: World Bee Day 2022

2022-05-17T14:34:49+12:00May 17th, 2022|ApiNZ, Media Release|

Building a better future for bees is the focus of this year’s World Bee Day on Friday 20 May. “Not only does the honey bee provide us with a great source of natural food, but it also plays a critical role as a commercial pollinator in our agriculture and horticulture sectors,” says Karin Kos, [...]

12 05, 2022

New Apiculture New Zealand Chair Announced

2022-05-12T11:21:43+12:00May 12th, 2022|ApiNZ, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand is pleased to announce that Nathan Guy, will take over as the independent Chair in July 2022 from Bruce Wills who has held the role since the industry organisation was established in 2016. Nathan Guy has a strong primary sector background, both as an agricultural leader and dairy farmer. Nathan’s experience [...]

20 04, 2022

Apiculture NZ secures funding for honey sector strategy

2022-04-20T15:55:48+12:00April 20th, 2022|ApiNZ, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand has successfully secured funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI’s) Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund, for a two-year project that will help identify how the New Zealand apiculture sector can achieve sustainable growth. “The aim of the project is to establish a strategic direction for the apiculture sector by [...]

16 03, 2022

Varroa increasingly responsible for NZ bee colony losses

2022-03-16T12:06:30+13:00March 16th, 2022|ApiNZ, Media Release|

New Zealand beekeepers have reported varroa to be the most common reason for over-wintering hive losses for the first time, according to the recently released NZ Colony Loss Survey. The 2021 Survey found varroa was responsible for nearly 40% of all losses. This marks a change in the primary cause, with queen problems having [...]

28 02, 2022

Honey mead summer punch

2022-02-28T13:25:39+13:00February 28th, 2022|Recipes|

Recipe supplied by Maureen Conquer Honey mead summer punch Hot summer days are perfect to enjoy a chilled honey mead punch or fresh honeyed lemonade. This is a great way to showcase some of our unique floral honey. Using the white -Sangria style, I encourage you to experiment with your favourite flavours [...]

27 01, 2022

Canterbury teen wins beekeeping scholarship

2022-01-27T10:09:41+13:00January 27th, 2022|ApiNZ, Media Release|

Canterbury-based Alyssa Wilson (17) is the 2021 recipient of Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in beekeeping. Alyssa topped a strong field of candidates to win the scholarship, which includes $2000 to support training and set-up costs for new beekeepers, a one-year membership with industry body Apiculture New Zealand and attendance at Apiculture [...]

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