New Association formed for Beekeeping Industry

February 2016

The National Beekeepers Association will become Apiculture New Zealand as at April 1 this year after members voted to adopt a new constitution and rules.

The formation of Apiculture NZ is a major step forward in unifying the beekeeping industry and embracing the many stakeholders in the wider apiculture industry.

The move will give the apiculture industry a stronger voice with government, and will support enhanced industry research.

Apiculture NZ will also lead the industry’s negotiations with government on the Government- Industry biosecurity agreements.