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21 11, 2016

Upper South Island beekeepers face ongoing challenges following earthquake

2017-11-28T16:16:49+13:00November 21st, 2016|ApiNZ, Beekeeping, Media Release|

Damaged beehives, bee losses, and difficulty in accessing isolated hives are just some of the challenges Upper South Island beekeepers have faced since the earthquake hit last week. “Like other primary producers, it’s been a hugely challenging time as local beekeepers deal with the fall-out from the earthquake, and our thoughts go out to all [...]

1 11, 2016

Apiculture New Zealand appoints Chief Executive

2017-11-28T16:16:49+13:00November 1st, 2016|ApiNZ, Media Release|

New chief executive of Apiculture NZ Karin Kos. The Board of Apiculture New Zealand has appointed Karin Kos as its chief executive, effective from late November 2016.  Karin has a strong background in business communications going back 20 years, covering a variety of roles including senior communications and marketing positions for corporate, government [...]

2 06, 2016

New Zealand needs more Kiwi beekeepers

2017-11-28T16:16:51+13:00June 2nd, 2016|Beekeeping|

The lucrative and rapidly expanding apiculture industry wants more Kiwis to become beekeepers. Industry peak body Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is working to reduce the industry’s reliance on skilled migrant labour, and encourage Kiwis into the industry. But without locally trained apiarists there remains a need to import skills from offshore.  APiNZ is working closely [...]

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