ApiNZ Unsung Hero – Buzziest Bee

The ApiNZ Unsung Hero award, also known as the Buzziest Bee Award recognises the efforts of an individual member within the Apiculture Industry, who has gone that extra mile, and given his or her time for the betterment of the industry without seeking recognition or reward.

It is an honour to be a recipient of this award and to be recognised by the Apiculture Industry. The award trophy comes with a Certificate of Recognition and a voucher, with the trophy being retained for life.

The award will be judged by the Governance Board of Apiculture New Zealand and the Chairman will present the Certificate of Recognition and travel voucher to the winner at the Conference Gala Dinner. The “Buzziest Bee” Award Trophy will be presented by the sponsor of the Award.


Winner of 2021 Roy Paterson Trophy Ecrotek with Brett Hopwood of Pharmapac

Nick Wallingford (centre) receives his Bussiest Bee award from Stuart Fraser (left) and Bruce Wills (right). Nick voluntarily digitised 600 publications of The New Zealand BeeKeeper dating from 1914 to 2016.

A big thank you to the sponsor of the Roy Paterson Trophy: Pharmapac