The Education and Skills Focus Group works with education, industry and government agencies to ensure the delivery of efficient, practical and standardised training that supports the needs of the apiculture industry.


The New Zealand Apprenticeship in Apiculture

Set up in partnership with government agencies and educational providers this programme provides graduates with a set curriculum regardless of their place of learning and ensures a consistent standard of achievement for all apprentices entering the industry.

BeeSmart Toolkit

This resource gives ApiNZ members access to essential information and templates for anyone working in the apiculture sector. Topics include human resources, health and safety, pests and diseases and compliance.

ApiNZ Professional Development Day

The success of the 2022 Professional Development Day has helped focus our attention on apprentices for the 2023 conference.
Apprentices will be able to complete up to four unit standards in a single day, working alongside other apprentices
Industry expert advice will be available and assessment of results will take place on the day.
This day will be held on Wednesday 28 June just before the ApiNZ Conference and Trade Exhibition at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.

Members of the Education & Skills focus group

Stuart Fraser, Chair, Natural Sugars NZ Ltd
Brian McCall, Manuka Health NZ
Lisa Nicholson, ApiNZ Board Chair representative, Prolife Foods and Cambridge Bee Products
Trevor Clarke, Comvita
Rhys Fulton, NZ Beeswax Ltd

Notes of recent Education and Skills Group meetings: