The Hound notes that one of the country’s poorest financially performing state-owned enterprises – the Government farming entity Landcorp (or…
Beekeepers need to endorse a proposal to combine two organisations into a single and effective industry body.
Plant & Food Research is asking growers and beekeepers to share their current practices and their thoughts on future pollination requirements.
Research has found that "non-bee" insects are as important as honey bees in pollinating flowers, a service vital for crop production.
Farm ‘bee feed’ plantations could be the driving force behind a thriving rural bee population, according to researchers and advisers from the Trees for Bees initiative.
Federated Farmers supports the unification of the fragmented apiculture industry, but says people with governance skills are needed to ensure the process is successful.
If hundreds of sheep or cattle were found dying at a farmgate there would be a national uproar, Federated Farmers bee industry chair John Hartnell told a recent conference.
Federated Farmers is calling on the bee industry to unite and ensure they achieve a fully integrated entity peak body.
According to Agcarm, bee numbers in New Zealand are on the rise and the crop protection industry will work with government and industry to help keep bees healthy.