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Commercial beekeepers have voted not to support the introduction of a honey levy.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:38

Why beekeepers support the levy

Beekeeper board members of ApiNZ outline why a commodity levy on honey is needed.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:56

Beekeepers baulk at honey levy

Jane Lorimer, president of NZ Beekeeping explains why she opposes the proposed commodity levy on honey.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 24 January 2019 10:16

Beekeepers to vote for a commodity levy

Apiculture NZ is urging commercial beekeepers to vote for a commodity levy, with voting papers going out this month.

Published in General News
Friday, 18 January 2019 11:14

Big push on for honey sector levy

A major campaign is in its final stages to gain support for a commodity levy for the bee industry.

Published in General News
Monday, 26 November 2018 12:33

Honey not a gold rush for all

OPINION: Honey isn't the gold mine the media often sets it out to be.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 08 September 2018 07:55

We are not cowboys, minister

OPINION: Clearly the Minister of Agriculture believes the honey industry is in a bad state when he refers to it at the Agcarm conference (Rural News, August 21) as being the “wild west of the primary sector”. 

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 06 September 2018 10:59

Beekeepers baulk at proposed levy

The bee and honey industry group ApiCulture NZ is proposing a commodity levy to support producers, but the idea is controversial: many beekeepers strongly oppose it.

Published in General News
Friday, 24 August 2018 07:55

Minister stings sector

The ‘wild west’ of the primary sector is what the Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor calls the bee industry. 

Published in General News
Friday, 08 June 2018 11:55

Honey idea got him buzzing five years ago

A lad from a dairy farm in Wairarapa has commercialised bee-keeping technology after a prototype invention won him the 2013 Fieldays Innovation Awards in the Launch NZ category.

Published in General News
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