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Celebrating World Bee Day - 20 May 2019

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:36 pm | Apiculture NZ

The United Nations second annual World Bee Day takes place this Monday 20 May 2019 with the intent of raising awareness of the crucial role of bees, the threats they face and their contribution to global sustainable development. More >>

2017/18 honey season a mixed bag for New Zealand beekeepers

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 2:42 pm | Apiculture NZ

The 2017/18 honey season was a mixed bag for New Zealand beekeepers with honey volumes and hive yields up by 35 percent and 21 percent respectively over the 2016/17 season, while average honey prices were lower than the previous year for most honey types ... More >>

Apiculture conference in June to focus on growing value

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:41 am | Apiculture NZ

New approaches to bee breeding, the latest international research on Varroa and understanding the challenges of the honey market are just a handful of this year’s pressing topics at the Apiculture New Zealand Conference & Trade Exhibition. ... More >>

Rise in NZ’s bee colony losses shows need for attention

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 10:43 am | Apiculture NZ

Gradual rise in New Zealand’s overall honey bee colony losses shows need for ongoing attention to bee health More >>

Apiculture New Zealand supports Minister's call for unity

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10:39 am | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand supports the Minister for Agriculture’s plea for greater unity to address existing challenges around bee welfare and biosecurity, food safety and export regulations, and welcomes the Minister’s commitment to supporting the ... More >>

Majority of beekeepers vote against commodity levy on honey

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 4:04 pm | Apiculture NZ

Commercial beekeepers have voted not to support the introduction of a honey levy with only 23.56% voting for the introduction of a commodity levy. More >>

Beekeepers urged to vote for a commodity levy

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 10:49 am | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is calling on commercial beekeepers to vote for a commodity levy with voting papers going out this month. More >>

New to beekeeping resources to equip increasing hobbyists

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 5:14 pm | Apiculture NZ

New Zealand’s ongoing interest in bees and honey has seen the number of registered beekeepers continue to rise rapidly in the past few years. As at 30 November 2018, there were 9,173 registered beekeepers in New Zealand, 6,784 of which are considered ... More >>

New Scholarship in Beekeeping launched

Monday, 6 August 2018, 3:00 pm | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) recently launched a new youth scholarship in beekeeping aimed at encouraging young New Zealanders who wish to take up a career in the industry and undertake training that supports best practice beekeeping. More >>

Apiculture industry asked to vote on commodity levy

Monday, 23 July 2018, 9:48 am | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is now consulting with the apiculture sector on the introduction of a commodity levy to help manage and leverage rapid industry growth. More >>

Apiculture New Zealand Conference

Friday, 13 July 2018, 11:27 am | Apiculture NZ

Beekeepers, packers, processors, and affiliated businesses from the apiculture industry are gearing up for the Apiculture New Zealand National Conference and Trade Exhibition, opening next Sunday, 22 July in Blenheim. More >>

Largest apiculture gathering in NZ set to attract hundreds

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 9:19 am | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand is pleased to present our 2018 National Conference & Trade Exhibition, which will be hosted in Blenheim at the Marlborough Convention Centre from 22 – 24 July 2018. More >>

Survey shows low-to-average colony loss for third year

Friday, 16 March 2018, 11:47 am | Apiculture NZ

The latest Bee Colony Loss Survey Report shows New Zealand continues to maintain low to average colony loss rates compared to international results. More >>

Poor weather conditions hit honey volumes

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 4:46 pm | Apiculture NZ

Poor weather conditions hit New Zealand’s honey volumes for the 2017 season Poor weather conditions over the 2016/17 honey harvest season were some of the most challenging experienced by New Zealand beekeepers in the last five years, resulting in one of ... More >>

Govt’s revised science definition of mānuka honey welcomed

Monday, 29 January 2018, 4:56 pm | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand welcomes the Ministry for Primary Industries’ decision to adjust its mānuka honey science definition for multifloral honey. “We’re pleased that MPI has listened to industry and delivered a definition that ensures our consumers ... More >>

'‘New to Beekeeping' Information Launched

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 9:03 am | Apiculture NZ

In response to the growing number of hobbyist beekeepers in New Zealand, Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ), the peak body for the beekeeping and honey industry in New Zealand, has released two practical guides for people starting out in beekeeping. More >>

September - A Month to Bee Aware

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:23 am | Apiculture NZ

Bring out your bee costumes and gardening gloves – Bee Aware Month (BAM) is nearly here! More >>

National apiculture conference set to break record numbers

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 11:21 am | Apiculture NZ

Myrtle rust, manuka honey and the impact of neonicotinoids on bees are just some of the current topics that have been making global headlines. These and more will steer the conversations at the Apiculture New Zealand national conference this weekend. ... More >>

Informative and hands-on apiculture event set to inspire

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 2:32 pm | Apiculture NZ

There is something for everyone at the event of the year for New Zealand’s apiculture industry. More >>

Gov't science definition of mānuka honey an important step

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 4:41 pm | Apiculture NZ

The industry organisation for the honey and beekeeping industry, Apiculture New Zealand, is pleased the Ministry for Primary Industries has released its proposed science definition of mānuka honey for industry review and consultation. More >>



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