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  • The revised 2018 edition of the AFB elimination manual combines research and scientific understanding regarding American Foulbrood with practical techniques NZ Beekeepers have used to overcome large-scale American Foulbrood outbreaks and eliminate the disease from their hives. The manual is designed to be useful to all beekeepers, whether they own one beehive, or manage large-scale commercial beekeeping enterprise. Please note: Only credit card payments will be accepted from overseas customers. Important: Please check with nzpost.co.nz/ that you have provided the correct postal address. Any returns caused by incorrect postal details supplied will incur additional costs to resend.

    Please contact memberships@apinz.org.nz if you are ordering from outside of New Zealand. Postage costs will need to be calculated. Shipping rates are currently to New Zealand only.

  • $95 (for membership and subscription to electronic NZ Beekeeper Journal) Membership year from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 Member Information
    • Please click here for full member benefits of all categories
    • Payment is required to activate membership
    • All subscription fees are GST inclusive
    • The fee of $95 covers membership and a copy of the Beekeeper Journal in electronic form only. Members can access the e-Journal in the Apiculture NZ website members' only area, using their username and password.
    Please note: Only credit card payments will be accepted from overseas customers. All members must adhere to the ApiNZ Code of Conduct and the NZ Honeybee Care Code.
    • Membership year from 1 April 2023 - 31 March 2024
    Commercial beekeepers pay $189.75 plus $1.26 per hive (calculated below). Member Information
    • Please click here for full member benefits of all categories.
    • All subscription fees are GST inclusive
    • Payment is required to activate membership
    • Companies may apply for a membership in multiple categories: please refer to Apiculture NZ Constitution Clauses 6.2 and 6.3.
    • Commercial members will receive one hard copy subscription to the Journal (hard copies are stock limited) per paid membership.
    Please note: Only credit card payments will be accepted from overseas customers. All members must adhere to the ApiNZ Code of Conduct and the NZ Honeybee Care Code.
  • This latest edition of Control of Varroa is an updated guide for New Zealand beekeepers on how to control Varroa in your hives. Please note: Only credit card payments will be accepted from overseas customers. Important: Please check with nzpost.co.nz/that you have provided the correct postal address for New Zealand deliveries. Any returns caused by incorrect postal details supplied will incur additional costs to resend.

    Please contact memberships@apinz.org.nz if

    you are ordering from outside of New Zealand.

    Postage costs will need to be calculated.

    Shipping rates are currently to New Zealand only.

  • Starting with Bees

    $17.50 inc. GST

    Starting with Bees is a must have for any beginner beekeeper.

    It was written by experienced beekeepers as an introduction to hobbyist beekeeping.

    It provides basic information, pictures and guidelines for starting your beekeeping hobby.

    Please note: Only credit card payments will be accepted from overseas customers. Important: Please check with nzpost.co.nz/ that you have provided the correct postal address. Any returns caused by incorrect postal details supplied will incur additional costs to resend.

    Please contact memberships@apinz.org.nz if you are ordering from outside of New Zealand. Postage costs will need to be calculated. Shipping rates are currently to New Zealand only.

  • Woven from 100% premium quality cotton, machine washable.  New retro design based on the distinctive covers of the NZ BeeKeeper journal between 1975 and 1983. Dimensions: 50cm x 70cm Sorry this product is only available to New Zealand based customers.
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    Apiculture NZ National Honey Competition Sponsor 2023: Kiwi Labels Ltd

    General Rules and Conditions of Entry 1. Exhibitor entries will be accepted from all registered New Zealand beekeepers, packers and exporters. 2. All award-winning honey will be available for tasting by the conference attendees on completion of judging. Winners will have their products displayed at the conference and published on the ApiNZ Conference App. 3. Exhibitors may only have one entry per class/subclass. 4. All honeys exhibited to be presented in anonymous (unlabelled) square clear PET Poly-jar with white plastic lids. Size 500gm (400ml). These jars are available from all major beekeeping suppliers in NZ. Jar uniformity is essential for fair and equable judging free from light and density variations. Any honey presented in non-regulation jars will be disqualified. NO stickers, NO markings, NO Writing. 5. All honeys presented must be below a moisture content of 18.5% as tested by refractometer. 6. All honeys entered must be naturally produced by Apis Mellifera in accordance with the Codex Alimentarius Honey Standard. The Codex is available here. 7. All honeys entered must be bona fide produce from beehives situated in New Zealand. 8. All entries must be in a zip lock bag (max. 2 samples per bag) marked with the class you are entering and must be accompanied by: A. Completed website entry form B. Copy of entry fee made either by credit card or invoice payment option (please note entry will not be valid until invoice has been paid). Referencing your order no' (eg. #12345) when making bank payment, by Friday 23 June for entry payment. C. Signed MPI Harvest Declaration form (for beekeepers) 1021-Harvest-Declaration-for-Bee-Products-intended-for-Export Please note it is not necessary to provide a MPI Harvest Declaration form if you are only entering Class K Honey Beverages. D. Signed Packers declaration (packers only) confirming that Electronic Eligibility Declarations are held covering the packed honey submitted. This can be submitted on a company letter head noting quantity and honey type. ApiNZ reserves the right to request a PDF copy of the Electronic Eligibility Declarations. 9. The judges are empowered to withhold awards should the quality of entries in any class not reach adequate standard. If no gold award given, no trophy will be presented in that class/subclass. 10. The judges’ decision will be final, with no correspondence entered into. 11. Monofloral Manuka Honey Category – Certified Laboratory Analysis results MUST accompany entries for this honey category. These must include the MPI Chemical Marker test, MPI’s DNA test and HMF test. 12. Awards will be given in each of the Classes with a Supreme Award recognising the highest scoring Exhibitor overall. The sum of the top three scores of an individual exhibitor in classes A-F being taken into account. 13. Jar Honey will be judged on general presentation, cleanliness, freedom of foreign matter, density/viscosity, clarity, colour, aroma, freedom of crystals (liquid classes) evenness and texture of granulation (naturally granulated and creamed classes) and finally, flavour. 14. Comb Honey will be judged on fullness and colour of capping’s, uniform cell size, weeping or travel staining, general cleanliness, absence of granulation, wax moth damage, brood or pollen and lastly flavour. Both sides of the comb may be inspected. 15. Please see Schedule of classes and entry criteria for any additional information or assistance with classes. Schedule of Classes 2023 16. Pfund Colour guidelines are used and entries may be moved to an appropriate category based on the following international guidelines: Light Water White to White (less than 34mm on the pfund scale) Medium Extra Light Amber to Amber (34 to 114mm on the pfund scale) Dark Amber (115mm plus on the pfund scale) 17. Delivery by Postage – must be delivered to the address at: Friend Wholesale Ltd, 1077 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3010. Please clearly mark the honey and entry parcel as follows: Subject: ApiNZ Honey Competition. Please include copy of website entry form(s) Open from Monday 12 June and close Friday 23rd June, 2023 18. Delivery in person – Delivery of honey and copies of entry form(s) are open 8am until 12pm on Monday 26th June, 2023 at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Honey Room. Honey entries must be paid for prior, no cash payments accepted. 19. All honey entries will remain with ApiNZ for promotional purposes.
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    This journal subscription year runs from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. The New Zealand BeeKeeper is the industry journal of Apiculture New Zealand. There are six issues of the journal released every year.  The journal is jam-packed with everything bee related from industry news and hub reports, to practical and informative apiary advice and regional updates from experienced beekeepers. All Apiculture NZ members receive a subscription as part of their membership. New Zealand-based beekeepers or bee lovers, who are not members of Apiculture NZ, can purchase this journal-only subscription. Sorry this option is not available to overseas-based subscribers.   For more information please contact ApiNZ on +64 4 471 6254 or email info@apinz.org.nz Shipping included in prices.
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