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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 [...]

1 10, 2021

New Zealand Bee Care Code™

2021-12-10T10:30:10+13:00October 1st, 2021|ApiNZ|

What is the New Zealand Honeybee Care Code™? The New Zealand Honeybee Care Code™ specifies practices of care that ensure bees are treated humanely with their physical, health and behavioural needs taken fully into account in all aspects of beekeeping operations. Why do we need a Code? Bee health is critical to the longevity [...]

10 09, 2021

Meet the beekeepers: Charlotte Haskell, Alpine Honey

2021-09-10T14:27:02+12:00September 10th, 2021|ApiNZ, Meet the beekeepers|

Charlotte Haskell, beekeeper apprentice, Central Otago ApiNZ Apprenticeship in Apiculture  How did you get started in beekeeping? It was actually because of Covid.  I was working in HR with a merino company in Wanaka, and I was made redundant along with 15 others.  I was thinking about studying at a local beekeeping [...]

9 09, 2021

Scholarship gives young people boost into beekeeping career

2021-09-09T10:29:00+12:00September 9th, 2021|ApiNZ, Media Release|

Young people interested in a beekeeping career are being encouraged to apply for the annual Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship, sponsored by Mossop’s Honey and Apiculture New Zealand. The scholarship was set up three years ago as a way of giving young people the best possible start in the apiculture industry. The scholarship includes $2000 [...]

30 08, 2021

Beekeepers’ message to Kiwis this September: Love bees? Plant trees (when you can)!

2021-08-30T11:19:46+12:00August 30th, 2021|ApiNZ, Media Release|

Beekeepers are calling on bee-lovers across New Zealand to take what actions they can to improve the health and resilience of Kiwi bee populations this September for Bee Aware Month. Apiculture New Zealand, the national body representing beekeepers and honey producers, is asking Kiwis to Feed the Bees by planting bee-friendly trees and plants [...]

28 06, 2021

NZ’s apiculture industry names top honey producers and honours outstanding achievements

2021-06-28T13:24:51+12:00June 28th, 2021|ApiNZ, Media Release|

New Zealand’s apiculture industry names top honey producers and honours outstanding achievements New Zealand’s best honey producers have been named at the Apiculture New Zealand National Honey Competition held at the industry’s annual Conference recently. The Conference hosted more than 1000 delegates from the apiculture industry at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre from Thursday [...]

8 06, 2021

Beekeepers’ baked honey custards

2021-06-08T13:17:40+12:00June 8th, 2021|Recipes|

Recipe supplied by Maureen Conquer Beekeepers' baked honey custards Ingredients: 4 dessertspoons of tāwari or your favourite dessert honey 2 dessertspoons water 1 whole large egg 2 egg yolks 1 tsp liquid honey 250ml milk (for a very rich custard, you could make half of this cream) 1/2 tsp natural vanilla flavouring [...]

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