• Hive numbers • Hive registration • Who a hive belongs to All New Zealand beekeepers are legally required to register as a beekeeper and register their hives with The AFB PMP Management Agency. The new beekeeper registration form can be found here. If you would like to find out who a hive belongs [...]
The AFB PMP (American Foulbrood Pest Management Plan) website is a great resource: www.afb.org.nz Or you can contact the AFB PMP office on 0800 232 767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The ApiNZ Code of Conduct for our members sets the standard for how our members and industry should operate in a responsible and sustainable way. It is a voluntary code that will be continually updated and adapted to meet industry needs. You can find it here.
The New Zealand Apprenticeship in Apiculture (Levels 3 and 4), offers hands-on training, in partnership with PrimaryITO. There is a list of current beekeeping vacancies here. You could also try getting in touch with beekeeping clubs or ApiNZ regional hubs for jobs in different areas in New Zealand For people living outside of New Zealand, [...]
See our New to Beekeeping page for advice on getting started. We also recommend getting in touch with your local beekeeping club.
A number of tertiary institutions offer Level 3 and 4 courses in apiculture, with some offering courses at weekends to suit working people. For beekeepers in work who want to train as they go, ApiNZ, in partnership with Primary ITO, has developed the New Zealand Apprenticeship in Apiculture (Levels 3 and 4). Find out [...]
We do not keep a record of, or recommend, honey suppliers in New Zealand.
Go to our swarm collection page and find a local beekeeper in your area who will come and collect the swarm (usually free of charge).
Contact your local council as each council has different bylaws around keeping bees. See our Code of Conduct for guidance.