Category Archives: Bee Industry News

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

Save the Bees – Stop the Fee – UPDATE

Here are our thoughts after attending the Auckland Council hearings, held at the beautiful Auckland Town Hall, on the Auckland Council Draft – Long Term Plan. Introduction It was good to see a lot of other bee-keepers today at the meeting, and as we found out it was one of many hearings held by the Auckland Council across the […]

Save the bee, stop the fee!!!

Photo’s courtesy of Kevin Krejci We went to along to a meeting set up by the Auckland Bee Club on Monday to discuss the $190 (annual) consent fee to keep Bees, proposed within the Auckland Council long-term draft plan. The draft considerations include public consultation and a submission process.

Scoop News – NZ short on beekeepers

Come on everyone start Beekeeping…. The New Zealand beekeeping industry is severely short of well-trained apiarists (beekeepers), says the National Beekeepers’ Association of New Zealand (NBA). The industry is so short of qualified and skilled beekeepers that the trade is listed on the Department of Labour’s Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL). This means government is […]

Greenparty – Government must act on pesticides bee-fore it’s too late

Well I hope this isn’t the case, but I hope the government look at the banning these bee killing pesticides. Why does everything have to be a crisis before we act on these issues? Mr Key? News that bee keepers are experiencing significant losses in bee populations should spur the Government into action on restricting […]