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2 04, 2019

Gradual rise in New Zealand’s overall honey bee colony losses shows need for ongoing attention to bee health

2019-04-02T10:39:14+13:00April 2nd, 2019|ApiNZ, Beekeeping, Coloss Report, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) says a gradual rise in New Zealand’s bee colony loss rates highlights the need for ongoing attention to bee health issues. “We are concerned to see a gradual rise in the colony loss rates over the past four years, from 9.6% in 2016 to 10.2% in 2018,” says Barry Foster, [...]

22 03, 2019

Getting support when times are tough

2019-03-21T15:26:46+13:00March 22nd, 2019|ApiNZ, Beekeeping|

Working in apiculture can take a toll physically but also mentally and emotionally, particularly when unpredictable circumstances related to finances, weather conditions and personal issues arise. The recent traumatic events in Christchurch undoubtedly have had an impact on New Zealanders around the country, and it's important to know where you can seek help. If [...]

7 03, 2019

Majority of commercial beekeepers vote against commodity levy on honey

2019-03-08T08:46:17+13:00March 7th, 2019|Beekeeping, Commodity Levy, Media Release|

Commercial beekeepers have voted not to support the introduction of a honey levy with only 23.56% voting for the introduction of a commodity levy. Commenting on the result Bruce Wills, Chair of Apiculture NZ, the industry organisation which led the commodity levy proposal says: “It’s no secret that this is not the outcome I, [...]

24 01, 2019

Beekeepers urged to vote for commodity levy

2019-01-24T12:32:24+13:00January 24th, 2019|Beekeeping, Commodity Levy, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is calling on commercial beekeepers to vote for a commodity levy with voting papers going out this month. “We are at a crucial juncture in the history of this industry,” says Bruce Wills, chair of Apiculture New Zealand, the body leading the vote. “We need beekeepers to vote and we [...]

6 08, 2018

New Scholarship in Beekeeping launched

2018-09-03T13:25:06+12:00August 6th, 2018|Beekeeping, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) recently launched a new youth scholarship in beekeeping aimed at encouraging young New Zealanders who wish to take up a career in the industry and undertake training that supports best practice beekeeping. The Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in Beekeeping is sponsored by Mossop’s Honey based in Tauranga. Ron Mossop was [...]

9 09, 2017

Meet the beekeepers – Duncan Storrier

2019-08-15T11:00:08+12:00September 9th, 2017|ApiNZ, Bee Aware Month, Beekeeping, Meet the beekeepers|

Photo from Midlands Duncan Storrier is a director at Midlands Holdings. Midlands Apiaries provide between 3,000 and 3,500 beehives for natural and efficient pollination of specialty seed and fruit crops throughout Canterbury. How long have you been keeping bees for? Midlands has been keeping bees for 12 years. Can you tell me a little background [...]

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