Category Archives: Bee Industry News

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

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 […]

voxy.co.nz – Why The Bee Team Is The A Team

Good article and comments from John Hartnell the Federated Farmers Bees spokesperson. Since 2000, Varroa has seen the loss of at least 200,000 bee colonies. Federated Farmers believes it doesn’t matter what hat farmers wear; sheep, kiwifruit, mohair or dairy, all farmers are on the bee team, which is actually, New Zealand’s A team. “Last […]

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 […]

Queen of the Sun movie review

We went along tonight to the Academy cinema on Lorne Street in Auckland city to attend the premiere of Queen of the Sun. The young Greens organised a fund-raising night for the upcoming election campaign. It was good to meet Vernon Tava one of the young Greens and discuss some issues affecting the bees in […]

TIME NewsFeed – White House Garden Home to a Beehive

Update from the First Bee Hive:- While NewsFeed wasn’t fortunate enough to be offered a jar of the up-and-coming White House honey, world leaders have found themselves a touch more privileged. Sure, Michelle Obama’s 1,100-square-foot kitchen garden gets plenty of press, but what about the lone beehive, a real workhorse in producing honey for all […]

Bees, Pesticides and the Corporate Mind: an interview with Tom Theobald

A great interview by the Barefoot Beekeeper “Phil Chandler” that I highly recommend everyone take the time to have a listen, its regarding a pesticide Clothianidin that I believe is still used in clean Green New Zealand!!! Tom Theobald was largely responsible for exposing the fact that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had licensed […]

COURT: Pull out the Monsanto Sugar Beets!

Yay!!! One for the little guy…. Today Federal District Judge Jeffrey S. White issued a preliminary injunction ordering the immediate destruction of hundreds of acres of genetically engineered (GE) sugar beet seedlings planted in September after finding the seedlings had been planted in violation of federal law. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by […]

Radio New Zealand Audio about Tutin

Good Audio on how to avoid producing toxic honey tainted with tutin. Toxic honey’s been in the news recently. The culprit’s tutin, a toxin that gets produced when bees gather honeydew from the sap-sucking vine hopper insect on tutu bushes. So if you’re a backyard beekeeper what should you be doing to avoid poisoning your […]