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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 05, 2021

ApiNZ Conference focuses on bee health and growing healthy industry

2021-05-24T13:36:06+12:00May 24th, 2021|ApiNZ, Media Release|

Apiculture conference focuses on healthy bees and growing a healthy industry Apiculture New Zealand Conference, 24 – 26 June 2021 Hundreds of beekeepers, and others from the apiculture industry, will gather in Rotorua this June, for the first time in two years, to discuss pressing issues facing their industry and to find the country’s [...]

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