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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 [...]

10 12, 2021

Kanuka beauty products

2022-02-28T13:17:54+13:00December 10th, 2021|Recipes|

Recipes supplied by Maureen Conquer Kānuka beauty products Honey has long been used in beauty products, and kānuka honey, with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, is an excellent addition to homemade skincare products. Kānuka honey cold cream Cold cream has been around for a very long time and I just don’t mean [...]

2 12, 2021

Honey production and yields fall while export volumes remain buoyant for the 2020/21 year

2021-12-02T11:47:30+13:00December 2nd, 2021|ApiNZ, Media Release|

New Zealand’s national honey production in the 2020/2021 season was down 24% on the previous season and the average honey yield per hive fell 18%, according to the 2021 Apiculture Monitoring Report released by the Ministry of Primary Industries this week. Beekeeping for the season ended June 2021 proved to be more challenging than [...]

26 11, 2021

Rewarewa honey roasted vegetables

2021-11-26T14:34:59+13:00November 26th, 2021|Recipes|

Recipe supplied by Maureen Conquer Rewarewa honey roasted vegetables A strong flavoured only like rewarewa is the perfect choice for honey roasted vegetables.  This dish is equally delicious hot from the oven or pan or served the next day cold as a salad or sandwich filling.  Make use of whatever colourful vegetables [...]

4 11, 2021

Free trade deal welcome boost for NZ honey industry

2021-11-04T10:33:31+13:00November 4th, 2021|ApiNZ, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand welcomes the move by the New Zealand and UK governments to a free trade agreement in principle which will see the removal of tariffs on all New Zealand honey into the United Kingdom. “The free trade deal will be a great outcome for our industry and will improve our competitiveness in [...]

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