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24 02, 2017

ApiNZ Submission on chlorothalonil home garden products

2017-05-18T13:07:15+12:00February 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Apiculture New Zealand’s Technical Focus Group made a submission to the Environmental Protection Authority Hearing on chlorothalonil used in home garden fungicides. The submission presented at the hearing on February 24, 2017 supported the EPA’s proposal to withdraw home garden products containing chlorothalonil from the market but adding it did not go far enough. Click here [...]

9 12, 2016

Growing the amount of Pollen available in NZ

2016-12-09T15:13:19+13:00December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Zealand’s two commercial bumble bee producers have experienced major supply problems with pollen this past 12 months, right when demand for bumble bees has taken off. This request is for new suppliers of pollen from the beekeeping industry in an attempt to significantly grow pollen supplies in NZ. Growing the total amount of pollen [...]

2 12, 2016

Honey Bee Research Project

2017-11-28T16:16:49+13:00December 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Gisborne lab worker Tammy Waters has developed an interest in honeybees and hive health and will be completing a research project shortly for which she needs the help of beekeepers. As part of a Master by thesis at the Victoria University of Wellington and she wants to find out about the distribution of Lotmaria and [...]

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