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Membership Benefits

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Apiculture New Zealand members represent the full range of industry participants, Commercial & Non-Commercial Beekeepers, the Market Sector, Affiliated Clubs and the Supply industry.

We work directly for Apiculture New Zealand members, creating value and opportunity for them.

As a member, you will be part of an association that:

  • Represents greater than 50% of all hive holdings in NZ
  • Represents over 12000 metric tonnes of exportable bee products
  • Is the voice for over 3000 Non Commercial beekeepers via the affiliated clubs
  • Employs a full time secretariat, CEO and support staff, based in Wellington
  • Is the Industry representative (The Management Agency) for the AFB National Pest Management Plan – representing 8000 beekeepers at Government & Government agency level
  • Delivers the largest conference in the industry’s history – 1300 delegates, 135 trade and exhibition stands, international & domestic speakers, workshops and training

We make sure our members have what they need to do business better, supporting a vibrant and sustainable industry that is nationally respected and internationally recognised.

We aim to do that by:


Developing policy and programmes to protect the health of New Zealand’s bees, and ensuring we have strong biosecurity plans in place.

  • Opposing the import of honey and bee products from countries of known risk.
  • Progressing membership with GIA.
  • Coordinating well planned and managed scientific research that is industry-relevant.


Taking a leadership role on behalf of members on all relevant issues, and strengthening our sector’s ability to influence decisions that affect it.

  • Building stronger connections with our stakeholders, including central and local government and iwi.
  • Working with members to find solutions to shared industry issues.
  • Leading and developing skills and education programmes that are industry-relevant and practical including an apprenticeship scheme.


Positioning apiculture and beekeeping as a vital and serious contributor to our economy, with products and services that are recognised and valued, here in New Zealand and internationally.

  • Telling the New Zealand apiculture story, profiling the positive contribution our industry makes to the economy.


Strengthening the trust and confidence of our markets and industry products, ensuring our products are acknowledged for their integrity and authenticity.

  • Supporting standards and codes of practice that strengthen our reputation and underpin our sector’s growth.
  • Supporting increased market access.

Additional services

Apiculture New Zealand has a growing range of tangible services to support our members including:

  • Workplace Health and Safety programmes
  • Land-use agreements
  • The New Zealand Beekeeper Code of Conduct
  • Annual conference
  • Relevant and timely communications – the New Zealand Beekeeper Journal and regular online updates.
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