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2 02, 2023

Scholarship opens up opportunities for ambitious young beekeeper

2023-02-02T09:27:33+13:00February 2nd, 2023|Media Release, News|

31 January 2023 Scholarship opens up opportunities for ambitious young beekeeper Canterbury-based Lucas Waldin (19) is the recipient of the 2023 Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in beekeeping. Luke was a standout candidate for the scholarship, which includes $2000 to support training and set-up costs for new beekeepers, a one-year membership with [...]

31 08, 2022

Bee curious this September for Bee Aware Month

2022-08-31T11:42:24+12:00August 31st, 2022|Bee Aware Month, Media Release, News|

29 August 2022 Bee curious this September for Bee Aware Month. Beekeepers are calling on bee-lovers across New Zealand to learn more about bees and what actions they can take to support the health and resilience of Kiwi bee populations this Bee Aware Month. Apiculture NZ CEO Karin Kos says, “Honey bees are critically [...]

7 07, 2022

Free Trade Agreement with EU recognises distinctiveness of Mānuka as a taonga species exclusively from Aotearoa

2022-07-07T16:34:21+12:00July 7th, 2022|EU NZ Free Trade Agreement, Media Release, News|

1 July 2022 The Mānuka Charitable Trust is delighted that the New Zealand and European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement includes the definition of Mānuka and a separate tariff recognising the inherent distinctiveness of Mānuka as a taonga species exclusively from Aotearoa New Zealand. “This is a win for all New Zealanders. It reflects [...]

8 06, 2022

Apiculture conference focuses on sharing knowledge

2022-06-08T09:28:51+12:00June 8th, 2022|ApiNZ, Conference, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand Conference, 30 June and 1 July 2022 Hundreds of beekeepers, and others from the apiculture industry, will gather in Christchurch this month for ApiNZ’s 6th annual conference and trade exhibition. This year’s conference will be held at Te Pae Conference Centre, Christchurch on Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July, with [...]

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 [...]

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