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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 [...]

24 11, 2020

Meet the beekeepers: Sam Lawrence, Taylor Pass Honey

2020-11-24T09:32:03+13:00November 24th, 2020|ApiNZ, Meet the beekeepers|

Sam Lawrence, beekeeper apprentice, Marlborough region ApiNZ Apprenticeship in Apiculture  How did you get started in beekeeping? I grew up on a farm in the Waihopai Valley and we used to have wild bees on my dad's property when I was a kid. There were quite a lot of beekeepers around too.  [...]

24 09, 2019

Students’ bee-inspired beats grab first place in national competition

2019-09-24T10:17:44+12:00September 24th, 2019|ApiNZ, Bee Aware Month, Media Release|

Avalon Intermediate School has won first place in the Bee Aware Month Primary Schools’ Video Competition, with their bee-inspired music video “Heart and Soul”.  The Bee Aware Month Schools’ competition is held annually as part of Bee Aware Month, a nation-wide educational campaign co-ordinated by Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ). Bee Aware Month is held [...]

30 08, 2019

Bee Aware Month 2019 launched by Minister for Agriculture Damien O’Connor

2019-08-30T09:56:33+12:00August 30th, 2019|ApiNZ, Bee Aware Month, Media Release|

Agriculture Minister, Hon Damien O’Connor, has officially launched the 10th annual Bee Aware Month, a nation-wide celebration of bees and their importance to our ecosystem, food chain and economy. Minister O’Connor inspected the Prime Minister’s beehives based at Premier House in Wellington this afternoon to mark the beginning of Bee Aware Month.  He told [...]

14 08, 2019

Meet the beekeepers – Te Aro School

2019-08-14T14:02:01+12:00August 14th, 2019|Bee Aware Month, Meet the beekeepers|

Pictured standing left to right:  Issac Holback, Gus Vautier, Nico Buda, Esme Hollings, Saffanah Rahman and seated Sterling Williamson Year 5 and 6 students at Te Aro School look after the school’s two hives.  The students look after the bees and help with extraction and honey making.  Last year they harvested 60kg of honey [...]

2 10, 2017

Bee Aware Month 2018 round up

2019-07-17T11:39:21+12:00October 2nd, 2017|Bee Aware Month|

[foogallery id="23866"] Bee Aware Month 2018 was a hive of activity, with events and activities happening all over the country to celebrate our Kiwi bees. Our Schools’ Build a Hive Competition 2018 was a great success with colourful and creative entries coming in from all over New Zealand.  The team at ApiNZ had a [...]

28 09, 2017

Build a Hive 2018

2019-07-22T13:26:43+12:00September 28th, 2017|Bee Aware Month|

Schools across New Zealand were buzzing in September as students created colourful and innovative hives for the Bee Aware Month 2018 Build a Hive Competition.Seventeen schools registered and the team at ApiNZ had a tough task judging these entries, but we eventually found our winners.Mahora School in Hastings took out first place, with their diverse [...]

28 09, 2017

Meet the beekeepers – Jody and Ralph Mitchell

2019-08-15T10:59:09+12:00September 28th, 2017|Bee Aware Month, Meet the beekeepers|

Photo by Bruce Barnard Ralph and Jody Mitchell own the award-winning business Kaimai Range Honey and provide pollination services for kiwifruit in the Bay of Plenty. How long have you been keeping bees for? About 20 years, but 14 years as our own company, Kaimai Range Honey.  Can you tell me a little background [...]

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