Two Land Use Agreements are available for purchase from the ApiNZ website:

  • Apiary Land Use Agreement – Land Owner/Beekeeper Profit Share: For those beekeepers offering a crop share arrangement.
  • Apiary Land Use Agreement – Site Rental: For those beekeepers paying a set apiary site rental or per hive rate to the land owner.

The agreements will be $150 inc. GST for ApiNZ members and $523.25 inc. GST for non-members.

The agreements will be personalised to the purchaser, so on enquiry you will need to answer some questions which will be added to your document.

Once payment is received this document will be sent to you via email as a locked pdf.  Any changes can be made using Schedule 3 of the agreement.

Please read our Terms of use below.


1.Application of Terms:

1.1 By purchasing any Apiary Land Use Template Agreement, or any other template agreement, from Apiculture New Zealand (the Template Agreement) you agree to be bound by these terms of use (Terms).

2. No legal advice

2.1 You acknowledge that the purchase and use of the Template Agreement cannot be construed as legal advice. The Template Agreement is designed to provide a guide for common situations and is not tailored to your specific circumstances. In most cases, you will need to insert additional information (including in the spaces indicated in the Template Agreement) to make the agreement specific to you or address your special circumstances.

3. License to use our intellectual property

3.1 All Template Agreements will remain the exclusive property of Apiculture New Zealand and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. When you purchase a Template Agreement you agree and acknowledge that:

3.1.1 you are granted a limited, non-exclusive licence to use and modify the Template Agreement for your own internal business purposes, including for documenting transactions between you and third parties;

3.1.2 you may obtain advice on or modify the Template Agreement with the assistance of your professional advisors including your lawyer; and

3.1.3 you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce, distribute, or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of a Template Agreement, in whole or in part other than as provided in clause 3.1.1.

 4. Liability

4.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law:

4.1.1 you access and use the Template Agreement at your own risk;

4.1.2 any implied conditions or warranties (including any warranties under the Sale of Goods Act 1908) are excluded and, to the extent that they cannot be excluded, liability for them is limited to the price you paid to purchase the Template Agreement; and

4.1.3 Apiculture New Zealand is not liable or responsible to you or any other person for any loss under or in connection with these Terms or Template Agreement or your access and use of the Template Agreements. This exclusion applies regardless of whether such liability or responsibility arise in contract, tort, equity, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.

4.2 Where legislation or rule of law implies a condition or warranty that cannot be excluded or modified by contract, the condition or warranty is deemed to be included in these Terms. However, our liability for any breach of that condition or warranty is limited to:

4.2.1 supplying the relevant Template Agreement again; and/or

4.2.2 the price you paid to purchase the Template Agreement.