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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 >>

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 >>