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

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
Friday, 04 August 2017 10:55

Plenty of sweet ideas for beekeepers

Remote beehive monitoring company Hivemind is undeterred by a shortfall in a crowdfunding effort to test demand for a hobbyist version of its product.

Published in General News
Monday, 29 May 2017 15:55

Apiculture event taking shape

Myrtle rust, the Government’s mānuka honey science definition, and international trends in honeybee research, are just some of the hot topics at this year’s Apiculture New Zealand National Conference, held in Rotorua July 9-11.
Published in General News
Friday, 10 March 2017 14:28

Beehive losses down

A survey has found beehive losses around the country last year to be 9.78%.

Published in General News
Monday, 23 January 2017 07:55

Quake hits beekeeping sector

The beekeeping industry expects to be disrupted for months because of the Kaikoura earthquake last November 14.

Published in General News
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