Category Archives: Bee Industry News

New about the commercial Bee Industry, News from New Zealand or around the world.

Beekeeping Presentation to the local board

Tonight we went along to the Henderson/Massey local board to present a proposal to add a local Beekeepers swarm catcher’s list, to the Auckland Council’s knowledge database, for call centre and license and compliance teams.

Henderson Massey local board,full bee suit,Earthbound Honey,Assid Corban

NBA Workshop – Farmers

National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand (NBA) Farmers John Hartnell – Chair of Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group (BIG) spoke in terms of Export. John started by saying that export drives industry. John explained that they report to government and have a government structure. There are policies which they have to work to including the […]

NBA Workshop – Queen Breeding

Queen Breeding The speakers who covered this were Philip Cropp and Rae Butler from Rainbow Honey, a commercial Beekeeping company based in Nelson. http://www.nelsonhoney.com Philip was the first to speak, he explained that they were assisting the team in the breeding program to help establish the VSH trait and participating in a breeding program. The […]

NBA Workshop – Mercury Island VSH – Michelle Taylor – KM007

Michelle Taylor introduced VSH being “Varroa Sensitive Hygiene” a Bee ‘activity’ or a genetic trait which has been identified through the study of Bees. This ‘activity’ which may be the key to helping fight varroa.