Our judges are world-class and will use internationally recognised scales of points to judge your honeys.  Trophies, medals and certificates are awarded to winners, as well as a number of specially designed stickers indicating the gold, silver or bronze-winning status of the honey.  Winners can negotiate with Kiwi Labels to print further batches of these stickers or have them incorporated into their current label designs.

The Supreme winner- the highest scoring Exhibitor calculated by using the sum of the top three scores of an individual exhibitor in classes A-F, will receive their trophy at the Gala Dinner.  All winners will have their products displayed at the conference and published on the Apiculture NZ website.

All conference attendees will have the chance to taste honey competition entries at a tasting event following judging.

This year the judging is taking place before Conference so all goods must be delivered prior to Conference. Full details are outlined in the National Honey Competition rules below.

Cost to enter: $15.00 per class entered.

Please note: this year all entries and payments must be submitted online (an invoice option is available at checkout).


Entry form(s) and honey must be sent via Track and Trace courier to the following address:

Tracey Friend

C/o Friend Wholesale Ltd

1077 Eruera Street

Rotorua 3010

Please clearly mark the honey and entry parcel as follows:

Subject: ApiNZ Honey Competition.

Delivery by postage is open from Monday 12 June and closes Friday 23 June, 2023

Useful postage information can be found via the following links:

How to Package

Courier packaging

Packaging standards

A big thank you to the sponsor of the Apiculture NZ National Honey Competition: Kiwi Labels