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Bee Engaged: World Bee Day 2022

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 12:22 pm | Apiculture NZ

Building a better future for bees is the focus of this year’s World Bee Day on Friday 20 May. “Not only does the honey bee provide us with a great source of natural food, but it also plays a critical role as a commercial pollinator in our agriculture ... More >>

Apiculture NZ Secures Funding For Honey Sector Strategy

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:58 am | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand has successfully secured funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI’s) Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund, for a two-year project that will help identify how the New Zealand apiculture sector can achieve sustainable ... More >>

Varroa Increasingly Responsible For NZ Bee Colony Losses

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 11:47 am | Apiculture NZ

New Zealand beekeepers have reported varroa to be the most common reason for over-wintering hive losses for the first time, according to the recently released NZ Colony Loss Survey. The 2021 Survey found varroa was responsible for nearly 40% of all losses. ... More >>

Canterbury Teen Wins Beekeeping Scholarship

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 9:53 am | Apiculture NZ

Canterbury-based Alyssa Wilson (17) is the 2021 recipient of Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in beekeeping. Alyssa topped a strong field of candidates to win the scholarship, which includes $2000 to support training and set-up costs ... More >>

Honey Production And Yields Fall While Export Volumes Remain Buoyant For The 2020/21 Year

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 10:25 am | Apiculture NZ

New Zealand’s national honey production in the 2020/2021 season was down 24% on the previous season and the average honey yield per hive fell 18%, according to the 2021 Apiculture Monitoring Report released by the Ministry of Primary Industries ... More >>

Free Trade Deal Will Be A Welcome Boost For The New Zealand Honey Industry

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:43 am | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand welcomes the move by the New Zealand and UK governments to a free trade agreement in principle which will see the removal of tariffs on all New Zealand honey into the United Kingdom. “The free trade deal will be a great ... More >>

Scholarship Gives Young People Boost Into Beekeeping Career

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 10:07 am | Apiculture NZ

Young people interested in a beekeeping career are being encouraged to apply for the annual Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship, sponsored by Mossop’s Honey and Apiculture New Zealand. The scholarship was set up three years ago as a way of giving young ... More >>

Scholarship Allows Dream Career In Beekeeping To Take Flight

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 9:41 am | Apiculture NZ

A Bay of Plenty teen has been given a boost into his dream career in beekeeping after receiving the 2020 Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship. Ohope-based Angus Brenton-Rule was thrilled to win the scholarship which provides $2000 to support ... More >>

New Zealand’s Lesser Known Honeys To Get A Boost In International Markets

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:48 pm | Apiculture NZ

New Zealand’s apiculture industry has embarked on a collective story-telling drive to educate ‘conscious foodie’ consumers offshore about its diverse range of native honey varieties. Apiculture New Zealand has joined forces with New Zealand Story ... More >>

NZ Apiculture industry sees continued growth in production

Friday, 19 June 2020, 1:15 pm | Apiculture NZ

The Ministry for Primary Industries released its annual Apiculture Monitoring Programme Report for the 2018/19 season today, which confirms the New Zealand apiculture industry is still growing. More >>

Thanking New Zealand Beekeepers On World Bee Day

Monday, 18 May 2020, 11:13 am | Apiculture NZ

New Zealand honey bees will be giving their beekeepers a buzz of thanks this World Bee Day on Wednesday 20th May. World Bee Day was established by the United Nations to raise awareness of the critical importance of bees, and other pollinators to the ... More >>

Welcome news for beekeepers

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 12:20 pm | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement to grant $5.7 million through the Provincial Growth Fund to help secure the term “mānuka honey” for New Zealand. More >>

Bee Aware Month launched by Minister for Agriculture

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:27 pm | Apiculture NZ

Agriculture Minister, Hon Damien O’Connor, has officially launched the 10th annual Bee Aware Month, a nation-wide celebration of bees and their importance to our ecosystem, food chain and economy. More >>

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 >>